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Friday, 21 October 2016

Pochettino and his basic ingredients of success


Spurs of old crumbled when under pressure and at the end of last season gave up once the title was gone. This season we remain the only unbeaten team in the Premier League and had to really battle on Tuesday for a point in the UEFA Champions League.

“We need to keep this belief, we need to keep this mentality, it’s fantastic. The season is long and we’re involved in many competitions, and to keep this belief and this mentality is difficult, I know, but we must keep it because only with this mentality we can achieve big things.”

Belief and mentality, the basic ingredients of any success. Throughout last season the side battled when behind and those qualities seem to be in evidence again this season. Dele Alli equalised in the 89th minutes against WBA whern we were playing with great determination, but you have to ask why we weren't that determined for longer in the game.

Each game is different, we are not goping to play like we did against Manchester City every game, the tactics are different for a start against different opposition, but the desire, the effort to score must be there. Perhaps it was lacking somewhat against WBA, although we carved out chances and didn't take them.

Bournemouth have come into form after a poor start to the season. This is a game where we need to be emulating last season. Their brand of football should allow us to play more and goals for us could, perhaps should, be on the cards again.



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