Sport Pochettino applauds Spurs maturity after fightback in Turin

10:53  14 february  2018
10:53  14 february  2018 Source:   cityam.com

'Kane has big, big balls!' Pochettino hails Spurs striker for 100-goal landmark

  'Kane has big, big balls!' Pochettino hails Spurs striker for 100-goal landmark The England forward stepped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser from the penalty spot against Liverpool despite having earlier missed from 12 yardsHarry Kane showed he has "big, big balls" in scoring a penalty to reach 100 Premier League goals having previously been denied from the spot at Anfield, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino hailed the maturity and character of his side against last year's losing finalists and insists not many teams can come to Turin and dominate the Serie A champions. Harry Kane insists Spurs must not be complacent after drawing 2-2 with Juve. "I think the team was so focused.

Pochettino hailed the maturity and character of his side against last year's losing finalists and insists not many teams can come to Turin and dominate the Serie A champions. Video: Harry Kane insists Spurs must not be complacent after drawing 2-2 with Juve. "I think the team was so focused.

a man wearing a football uniform © Provided by CityAM Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino applauded the maturity of his side after they recovered from a cataclysmic start to net two potentially priceless away goals in their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Juventus.

Juventus stormed into a two-goal lead inside nine minutes courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuain double, after which Tottenham settled and clawed their way into contention as Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen found the net against the usually ironclad Old Lady.

Spurs have work to do in the second leg at Wembley on 7 March, although, after wins against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the group stages, Pochettino hinted that the north Londoners are starting to flex their continental muscle.

Pochettino congratulates officials on 'right' decisions

  Pochettino congratulates officials on 'right' decisions Mauricio Pochettino praised officials after Tottenham played out a 2-2 draw at Liverpool.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino congratulated the officials on what he felt were right decisions during his team's 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with Tottenham’s recovery against Juventus that gave them a 2-2 draw in Turin and said: ‘We dominated possession and forced them deeper’. Christian Eriksen tops off brave Spurs fightback after Higuaín double.

Mauricio Pochettino takes the acclaim at Wembley Stadium after Spurs sealed their third consecutive top-three finish with a 5-4 win over Leicester. Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spot. Read more.

Related: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino does not feel under pressure to win trophies ( International Business Times )

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“We were sloppy and conceded two goals in nine minutes, but the character we showed was fantastic,” said Pochettino. “I want to congratulate the players – two-nil down in Turin to a team so difficult to break down; we deserved a victory more than a draw.

Poch: A professional display

  Poch: A professional display Mauricio Pochettino praised Tottenham for a "professional" performance after they beat Newport 2-0 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.  Spurs took the lead in the 24th minute through own goal from Dan Butler and then quickly doubled their advantage as Erik Lamela finished from inside the box.Although Spurs spurned chances to score more goals in the second half, Pochettino was pleased with the night's work. © Provided by Sky Sports Getty "We are in the next stage and that is the most important thing," he said. "The performance was professional, it was an important win.

Mauricio Pochettino praises maturing Spurs after Juventus comeback in Champions League. TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino praised his players after they salvaged a 2-2 draw against Juventus in Turin .

They hogged the ball and, when Mauricio Pochettino said his team had dominated the tie after the second Juventus goal, nobody was arguing. Pochettino said the Dane was a symbol of his managerial tenure, of the season-on-season improvement and greater maturity .

“The team was amazing in how they reacted. We are more mature now. In the last few weeks, the team is growing and have stepped up. It’s a good example of the capacity we have.”

Tottenham succumbed to the worst possible start and conceded after just two minutes. Miralem Pjanic cunningly lifted a free-kick into the penalty area and Higuain, who was criminally left unmarked, thundered a volley beyond Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino Their poor opening plunged towards disastrous as Juve doubled their advantage in the ninth minute when Higuain plundered his second from the penalty spot after Ben Davies had crudely clattered into Federico Bernardeschi.

It was now a daunting task for Spurs given Juventus had won their 10 previous matches, conceded just one goal in 15 fixtures and were unbeaten in 22 Champions League home matches.

But Tottenham found their poise and began to threaten as Kane was twice denied, although it was third time lucky as Alli released the 24-year-old 10 minutes before the break and the England hitman rounded Juve stalwart Gianluigi Buffon and slotted home.

Higuain slammed a second penalty, awarded for a rash challenge by Serge Aurier on Douglas Costa, against the crossbar on the stroke of half-time. And a galvanised Tottenham levelled on 71 minutes as Eriksen cleverly steered a low free-kick past the Juventus wall and beyond a sluggish Buffon. 

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Tottenham want to reward Mauricio Pochettino with a new contract. So bugger off, Real Madrid.Pochettino signed a five-year contract with the north London club when he joined in summer 2014.

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