Swansea 0-2 Spurs - Mauricio's reaction
02 January 2018|Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino pointed to a team performance as we overcame spirited Swansea in testing conditions at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.
The manager had plenty of positives in the swirling wind and lashing rain as goals from Fernando Llorente on 12 minutes and Dele Alli a minute from time stretched our current run to five wins in six.
It was Fernando’s night as he made his first Premier League start for us in place of Harry Kane - on the bench after a recent illness - and it was written in the stars that he’d score his first PL goal for us against his former club.
Victor Wanyama’s return after over four months out injured capped a good night’s work in Wales.
We dominated the first half and when the home team asked questions after the break, Hugo Lloris made saves when called upon and we held firm, typified by a goal-saving tackle from Ben Davies on Jordan Ayew.
“The conditions were difficult and for the players, horrible,” said Mauricio. “We tried to play our football and the effort was fantastic.
“We played well and deserved the victory overall. I’m pleased because the victory and three points was so important for us.
“It was a big night for Fernando and I'm so happy for him to contribute and help the team achieve the three points. That's always so important for the strikers.
“I'm so pleased for Victor as well. He played well. He's had a lot of months out and I'm happy to see him back again.
“The team was very brave, we fought and we were solid. It was a team win, like always.
“Now we need to recover quickly and be ready to play against West Ham (on Thursday night).”