Tottenham gaffer pleased with performance over Southampton

Mauricio Pochettino was delighted to bag an important three points for Tottenham Hotspur against his former employers Southampton, as Spurs ended their four-match spell without a Premier League win.

Speaking post-match, Pochettino said: “I am very happy and I congratulate the players who made a good job,” Pochettino said. “We are still improving. Three months in charge with a new philosophy.

“I am very happy today to get the three points and happy with the performance and happy with the way that the team played. This is what we want. I think the team deserved to win.

“There was no extra pressure. It was an emotional game for me. I love Southampton, I love the people in Southampton.

“It was a great 18 months for me in my life and my family and was a very tough decision. I am happy for the performance of the team but it was emotional for me.”

After the international break, Tottenham travel to the Etihad Stadium to face current Premier League champions Manchester City.