Pochettino: We Were Almost Perfect

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Mauricio Pochettino had praised his side for making the most of their chances against Manchester City, to emerge 2-0 winners.

Tottenham were described as ‘almost perfect’ by the Argentine after a Kolarov own goal was followed with a well placed Dele Alli strike.

The result should have been more devastating for City, who recorded their first loss of the campaign, had Lamela scored from the spot.

“The performance was nearly perfect. To play a great team like Manchester City, you need to do a fantastic job,” he said.

“For that, I’m very proud of our players’ work. Collectively, we worked very hard, all the players were fantastic on the pitch.

“It was a real exciting game. Both teams played in an exciting way. We share a similar philosophy. I enjoyed it a lot, the fans enjoyed it a lot, the neutral people enjoyed it too, both teams’ mentality was to go forward, play football, and try to win the game.

“We are a team that always wants control. In front was Manchester City, who want the same as us. Then it’s a battle on the pitch. For that I feel very pleased, our players showed big commitment to our philosophy.”

Spurs have now won five matches in a row in all competitions, but they are not in action again until October 15 due to internationals.



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