Tottenham win over Cardiff 'important for our confidence' - Mauricio Pochettino

Jan 03, 2019, 01:15
Tottenham win over Cardiff 'important for our confidence' - Mauricio Pochettino

The goal saw Kane complete the clean sweep of scoring against all 28 Premier League opponents he has faced, and Spurs eased to a sixth win in seven league games as the gulf between the two sides was cruelly exposed.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his players need to be consistent if they are to win the Premier League title after outclassing Cardiff City on Tuesday (Jan 1).

Kane's goal came off his shin, deflecting in a loose ball from a awful touch from Cardiff captain Sean Morrison after Kieran Trippier's cross from the right initially hit the England captain. However, it then backfired against Wolves as his overworked players exhausted and capitulated, conceding three goals in the final 20 minutes as a 1-0 lead turned into a chastening 3-1 defeat. After 26 minutes to be 3-0 was fantastic for us and then we dominated the game.

"We had to play for pride and, all credit to them, they battled well in the second half when it would have been easy to roll over". The north Londoners then doubled their lead in the 12th minute as Kane, Sissoko and Son combined to find Eriksen, who clinically found the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

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"I was very pleased with the performance and we were so clinical from the beginning". We knew that it would be hard to open the score and we wanted from the beginning to have a high tempo.

"The pressure's off Tottenham now, and they'll be like the Harlem Globetrotters", Merson told Sky Sports.

"Now we need to breath and try to recover, but of course we will do some changes like always to provide some energy to the team". "You must be consistent during the whole season".

Pochettino's plan seemed clear: put the best, or most experienced, players on the field and aim to kill the game off before the legs started to go again.

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"In this country, all the people are going to watch the game, but I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game", said Pochettino.

"Us and Everton, we were the two teams who suffered the most hard fixtures in that period", Pochettino added.

"Hopefully we can get one or two additions which will help", he said.

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