Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he was ‘very proud’ of his side after they hammered Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park this afternoon.
Spurs fell behind through former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott but responded quickly thanks to goals from Son, Alli and Kane to give them a 3-1 half time lead. They made it four shortly after the interval before Everton gave themselves a lifeline through Tottenham old boy Gylfi Sigurdsson.
However, Spurs ended hopes of an Everton rally as Son and Kane both doubled their tallies in what was an exhilarating festive footballing treat.
Speaking after the game, in-demand Spurs boss Pochettino said that his side played some fantastic football.
“I’m so pleased, so happy. We came from a really tough game on Wednesday against Arsenal and today the team was so fresh with plenty of energy. We played very good football. It was fantastic. When you play that way you must be very proud,” Pochettino told Sky Sports
“[Son has] massive quality. His finishes are unbelievable. It’s impossible to praise only him, we need to praise the whole team. The quality was amazing. Everton are a very good team. They scored and we were down in the score but the spirit was fantastic.
“That gives us an unbelievable feeling. It was so tough in the beginning. We dominated the 90 minutes and were much better than them. We have a very busy period but this is a fantastic way to start it.”
The result leaves Spurs just two points behind Man City in the table, and when asked if Spurs were part of the title race, Pochettino admitted that his side are in a good position to challenge.
“Liverpool and City are the two favourites to fight for the Premier League. We are in a good position. But there are a lot of games to play.”
Coincidentally, the 2-6 scoreline in favour of the visitors came on Pochettino’s 26th wedding anniversary.