Pochettino: It’s about building momentum

Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has shrugged off his team's recent dip in form as he looks to build some momentum going into the busy festive period.

Spurs are well out of the title race at this stage after going without a win in their last four Premier League games, having claimed just two points out of a possible 12.

Pochettino's side find themselves 18 points adrift of front-runners Manchester City after 15 matches, with a packed fixture list to come this month.

But the Argentine coach is unconcerned with the mini-slump and wants to finish the first phase of the Champions League on a postive note to gather impetus for a challenging part of the campaign.

"No, I'm not worried because the performances were good," Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference for Wednesday's final Group H clash against APOEL.

"We are frustrated because the results are not good but it's not about the performances. I cannot complain about the effort or many things, only that for different reasons we have struggled to get good results in the last few games.

"We are focused on this game because it's so important to win, important to finish the Champions League well and it's so important to build our momentum again.

"As a team, we need to build another good moment and it's a good opportunity to play well and only by winning games we are going to build again our momentum."