Pochettino: Spurs display against Palace was 'unbelievable'

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has hailed his side’s second-half turnaround as Spurs beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Lilywhites needed a win to keep up their Premier League title hopes but it appeared the hosts were set for a point after Crystal Palace frustrated Spurs for the best part of 80 minutes.

But Eriksen hammered home a strike from all of 30 yards to keep Spurs hopeful of a Chelsea slip-up in the Premier League run in.

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The former Southampton and Espanyol boss said: “It was unbelievable, a very good performance. In the second half we played much, much better.

“In the first half it was difficult for us to move the ball quick, to find space, we changed the shape at half time and it was more fluid, the pace of how we moved the ball.

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“We started to find space, to push deeper and deeper into Palace and we were very pleased. It was difficult after Saturday, it was a big challenge for us today to try and win to get the points and be alive in the race for the title.”

And the former Argentina international praised his lieutenant’s strike after Spurs dominated the second half.

“I’m really pleased for him (Eriksen), it was unbelievable goal,” he added.

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“It is difficult to describe now, I need to see it on TV. From my position, it was a great goal. A golazo.

“The challenge is to keep going, now we try to recover. It is always better when you win, but it’s a big derby on the weekend.

“It is the last at White Hart Lane, it will be very special for our fans, for everyone, I think it will be very exciting.”


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