Spurs 3-1 Southampton - Mauricio's verdict
Wed 05 December 2018, 22:46|Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino had mixed emotions after our 3-1 win against Southampton on Wednesday night.
Goals from Harry Kane (seven minutes), Lucas Moura (51) and Heung-Min Son (55) saw us 3-0 up 10 minutes into the second half but Southampton kept going, created chances, forced Hugo Lloris into some top-drawer saves and hit the woodwork on three occasions. They eventually grabbed an injury time consolation through Charlie Austin.
Naturally delighted with the win that moved us back up to third in the Premier League, Mauricio nevertheless broke the match into two parts in his analysis at Wembley.
“There are two different ways to analyse the game,” he said. “I’m happy, because it was a tough night to play after the three big games that we played last week.
“After seven minutes we scored and we were better in the first half. In the second half we started really well but at 3-0 it was tough.
“I’m disappointed because in 30 minutes I think we conceded more chances than we did at Arsenal on Sunday - yet we won 3-1 and on Sunday, we lost 4-2. That disappointed me a lot.
“Hugo was man-of-the-match and that disappointed us in a game you must control more, a little disappointed because the team dropped too much the focus and concentration.
“But we keep going. It’s important to keep our focus for the next game, an important game against Leicester. It’s step by step, try to improve, to rest and be fresh again because that will be another tough game.”
We take on the Foxes at the KP Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday (7.45pm).