Pochettino: We deserved more

While pleased his side managed to beat Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was left disappointed they only scored one goal on Sunday.

Spurs dominated the match for large periods but were kept at bay by a magnificent performance from Jordan Pickford in the Sunderland goal. Son Heung-Min continued his rise at the club, picking up the Man of the Match award, and epitomised the afternoon with a thunderous strike that smashed into the post.

The north London outfit were desperate for a positive result following the disappointment against Monaco in the Champions League, and Pochettino was delighted by the character shown by his players to immediately bounce back with a strong performance and a win.

"Today the passion and attitude was fantastic and I am a little bit disappointed as we created a lot of chances, but we only scored at the end and it was only 1-0," he said after the match.

"We deserved more, but it was an important three points for us. We stay near the top and we believe we can do everything this season.

"I told you that we needed to learn and feel that it is a different competition the Premier League and to share the Champions League, and we need to improve.

"It was fantastic, our supporters were fantastic, I am happy for the result and for them as we all felt really disappointed after Wednesday's result."

Striker Harry Kane was on target with a typical poacher's goal, finding himself in the right place at the right time to poke home after a defensive blunder, but the Spurs faithful will be sweating over his fitness after he was stretchered off the pitch late on.

"We will assess him tomorrow. It was tough, he twisted the ankle," Pochettino explained. "Now he feels pain and we see tomorrow. It's painful and we need to wait."

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