Pochettino hails ‘fantastic’ win

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his team's 5-1 win over Bournemouth at Dean Court on Sunday.

Spurs went behind in the first minute when Matt Ritchie's opened the scoring for the hosts, but a Harry Kane hat-trick, along with goals from Moussa Dembele and Erik Lamela secured an emphatic win for the visitors.

"It was a very difficult game against a team that looks to play on the grass, runs a lot, is very aggressive and our effort was fantastic in the way we pressed, the way we put them under pressure," Pochettino said.

"For me, it's the way we reacted after we conceded the early goal, the mentality was strong and the way we played, we pushed hard, put them under pressure and after that, we were clinical in front of goal."

The Argentine was pleased to see his team maintain their focus after losing 2-1 to Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday, despite taking an early lead, but this time it was Spurs coming from behind to win.

"It's always the same in football, when you speak about something – and we said 'we need to be focused' – then ‘bang', you know something will happen," Pochettino added.

"It was was the opposite of Anderlecht but I was very pleased with the reaction of the players, which was fantastic. We fully deserved the win and created even more chances."

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