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Pochettino calls for Tottenham to stay calm and work hard despite big win

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino believes that the win against Manchester United last evening will boost the club’s morale. However, he also said that the Tottenham must stay calm and work hard. A brace from Lucas Moura and a goal from Harry Kane gave Spurs a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. This was the club’s first win against United at Old Trafford since January 2014. The win was also Spurs’ largest win at the ground since a 4-1 drubbing of Manchester United in October 1972. In that match, 1966 World Cup hero Martin Peters netted all of Tottenham’s four goals.

Following the match, Pochettino said, “It’s only three points but after four years playing here without scoring one goal and all that was negative for us, 3-0 away from home at Old Trafford is a massive, massive victory. I said from the beginning, this is not decisive. Of course, this will provide us with a lot of confidence, and trust in how we are working. But we know that it’s too far away, the end of the season.

We need to keep pushing, try to be consistent throughout the season. We’ve started really well with three games and three victories. We must keep calm and work hard, that’s the most important thing.”

The former Argentina international was all praise for his players. He said, “I think the win is fully deserved. At 0-0 at half-time we tried to find solutions, but it’s the players who deserve all the credit. We have our philosophy and we always try to respect that. The players deserve the credit because they believe [in the philosophy]. We will see what happens [in the title race]. If we are in a good position with 10 games to go of the season, then we must be ready to fight, but for now it is too early. The most important thing now is to build the feeling that this is never enough. There’s always possibilities to improve.”

Spurs are currently 2nd in the Premier League table. Their next league fixture is against Watford on Sunday. The Hornets have also won all three of their Premier League matches.

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