Mauricio Pochettino Sunday evening hailed his team’s convincing outing in the 4-1 win against Liverpool in the Premier League at Wembley Stadium.
Harry Kane (brace), Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son were on target for the north London side, while Mohamed Salah’s goal was a mere consolation.
In his post-match review, Pochettino appraised the performance of his players in front of the legendary Diego Maradona and NBA great Kobe Bryant.
“It was fantastic, a fantastic performance, the players were fantastic and we started very well,” Pochettino said.
“I am so happy for our fans, in front of Diego Maradona, Kobe Bryant… a fantastic day for us.
“Many things were pleasing this afternoon – the commitment of the players, the way that we play, the fans were fantastic, Wembley starts to feel home, that we can win here and the confidence is so important for us.
“It is important to try to play football, don’t give them space. If you open the channel we will concede a goal, we made a mistake but I think it was a foul before that on Harry Kane.
“We are very pleased because we played well.”
Pochettino went on to play down Kane’s substitution stating the striker was fatigued.
He added:”He’s tired, three games in one week and the effort was amazing from him. Harry Kane is a fantastic player, one of the best strikers, it’s difficult to find words to describe him – he’s unbelievable, so professional, the effort when we don’t have the ball, everything is fantastic – so professional.”
Meanwhile Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has blamed his team for their 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Wembley Stadium.
A brace from in form striker Harry Kane and a goal each from Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son secured Spurs’ most impressive performance since moving to Wembley Stadium. Mohamed Salah got Liverpool’s only goal..
Reflecting on the disappointing loss, Klopp stated that Liverpool gifted Spurs the win.
“The whole game the whole result was all our fault – Tottenham was good, they needed to be good, but we made it much too easy for them,” Klopp said in his post-match analysis.
“The first goal was a little throw in and we are not really there. It was just really bad, bad, bad defending. The second, a counter attack, when the ball passes Dejan Lovren it is already too late.
“Coming back in the game with the goal we had our chances, but it’s nothing to talk about today.
“The third one, it’s a completely open situation. We make the foul, again, all our fault. The fourth – second ball and third ball for Tottenham, their desire was bigger than ours.
“The game was finished then. We came here for a result and had not one second to get a result.”