Pochettino pleased as Spurs thrash Stoke

Mauricio Pochettino Dele Alli

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had no complaints after watching his side demolish Stoke City 5-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

A brace from Harry Kane along with strikes from Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen followed a Ryan Shawcross own-goal as Spurs made light work of the Potters.

“Today I think we were clinical in front of goal. I think we created a lot of chances and everyone was very good,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.

“I am happy because the most important thing today was the victory and the three points after a few games where we didn’t get the result that we deserved.

“Sonny [Heung-Min] was great, an amazing performance. I think he was one of the key players today. But today the team played well and it was a great victory that was important for the next few games.”

Spurs are now above Arsenal in fifth place on goal difference, but remain 15 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, so Pochettino isn’t thinking about the title race.

“It is step by step,” he said. “We must go game by game. It is so important to get ready again for Brighton on Wednesday and we will see what will happen then.

“We are not going to be focused on if we need to finish top or win the Premier League. We need to put our [focus] on the next game always.”