Pochettino hails Tottenham 'heroes' after fourth straight league win

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Tottenham ran out 3-1 winners against Leicester, thanks to goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, maintaining the five-point gap to Liverpool and City at the top of the table in the process.

There were sardonic cheers from the visiting end at Wembley as Jamie Vardy limbered up to come off the bench, shortly after Leicester City had been awarded a penalty with Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 up. It was the same referee but I don't know how he has measured the situation.

'I always accept the mistake but I think it was so unusual the situation today.

"I am more relaxed now because we won the game, three important points we got, but so disappointed with the situation because everyone wants to talk about different clubs or players, but do you think we are a team that is trying to cheat the referee?"

But Lloris stepped up when it mattered most with an excellent save, a pivotal moment as we went 2-0 up minutes later, giving ourselves a platform to go on and win the game. For a young player, we have to find good consistency.

"Twenty-four hours in this type of competition, the last 16, is a massive disadvantage". It doesn't mean that we're not going to compete. If we win some title, in the history, but if not, in the history too, because against all the circumstances. how we fight and show character is unbelievable'. "I think he's going to feel incredible now".

Pochettino was particularly pleased with Lloris, who made nine saves throughout the match. "They all need to make progress and we will be passionate with these players".

Leicester boss Claude Puel was left frustrated as his side failed to make the most of their opportunities, but he did not pin any blame on substitute Vardy, who missed the penalty with his first touch of the ball. It was a game in our hands, and we had a lot of chances and created a lot of good moves.

The Lilywhites now find themselves five points behind second-placed Liverpool FC as they look to try and keep themselves in the title race.

"I said to Jamie Vardy he can take the penalty". We have had a lot of opportunities, not just the penalty.

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