Mauricio Pochettino Delighted With Spurs' Historic Win Over Neighbourhood Bullies Arsenal

Kavan Flavius
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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he was quite happy watching his men dismantle Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Dele Alli and Harry Kane breathed life into the side in the second half, the midfielder scoring a tap in after Christian Eriksen's shot was saved, with Kane making it 2-0 by converting from the spot less than two minutes later.

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The victory means that the Lilywhites will definitely be finishing above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years and Pochettino was very pleased to be the manager who broke the stranglehold.

​ "I am so pleased. It was a very important game and it was a complete performance and I am very happy for our fans," he said to the  ​BBC  after the match.


"We were better in the second half, putting on more pressure and creating more chances. The race for the title is down to four points and we will see what will happen.

"We have a shape that we can change. The formation is not so important as how we play on the pitch. The challenge is to win, but we are flexible this season and can change during the game. This is a very good thing for us.

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"In Italy and Spain, when you are playing for the title, the teams play at the same time. Here in England it is different with the fans wanting to watch the teams live. We understand that.

"To be above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years is fantastic for our fans. it is fantastic for us too, but we want to win the title."

Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter @KavanFlavius.

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