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Swansea 1-2 Spurs - Mauricio's verdict

14 December 2014|Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino spoke about the team’s character and having ‘the right mentality’ after another thrilling late away win in the Premier League, this time at Swansea on Sunday.

The mentality on this occasion was not folding defensively under intense pressure from the home team before Christian Eriksen delivered another telling blow in the 89th minute.

Harry Kane powered home from Christian’s corner to hand us the perfect start on four minutes but Swansea, five wins out of eight and just one loss at home before Sunday, started to push us back.

Wilfried Bony levelled three minutes into the second half and we were forced into some determined defending as the Swans piled on the pressure, but we held firm.

The game started to turn in the final 15 minutes, Harry glanced a header inches wide and then Christian struck again, sparking delirious celebrations in the away end.

“I’m very pleased for the players and for our supporters, it’s a big win and we’re all happy,” reflected Mauricio at the Liberty Stadium.

“We defended well in the second half. We conceded the goal early and after that, Swansea pushed forward. They are a good team with good players and played well.

“We are in a good way too. We have a lot of young talent and we showed character and the right mentality.

“These are our characteristics and we need to keep this feeling - never give up in football, never give up every time we’re on the field, this is important.

“We needed this win and it’s important for our confidence.

“It was also important after playing on Thursday night in Besiktas, coming to Swansea, a big effort from the players and we showed real character. I’m very pleased.”