Pochettino Banks On Champions League Inspiration For Tottenham Victory Vs Swansea


This was Tottenham's first clean sheet in a game at Wembley since the 2009 League Cup final against Manchester United, having conceded in their previous 11.

"It stopped a little bit that negativity about Wembley, that was the perception".

"When you don't get good results, the first to be sacked is the manager".

The Swans have some distance to go before they can replicate the Top 10 finishes they achieved in 2013 and 2015, while the much-heralded Renato Sanches is yet to provide production to match his promise.

"We could spend one season talking about that and maybe at the end then you can see it or everyone can say, "Yes, Wembley was a problem".

"The reality is that we dropped a lot of points after three games but I am not anxious", he said.

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has today opened up on his decision to turn down a move to Stamford Bridge to join Chelsea in favour of a move to London rivals Tottenham. And Pochettino made no attempt to hide his indignation at the decisions.

"Only because he is so fit he can do this".

Tottenham's supporters may not be in the mood to appreciate their opponents' defending, but their team didn't help themselves by becoming increasingly ponderous on the ball.

"That is the most important thing. It is our responsibility to inspire them not to lose their hunger".

Spurs, meanwhile, remain without injured duo Danny Rose and Erik Lamela for the visit of the Welsh club. I never like to speak about the referee. I'm a coach and not a doctor.

"I'm very proud of the effort the players put in. We need to analyse today, tomorrow and before the game we decide the starting 11".

Tottenham had been without a win in their previous two games at the national stadium, losing 2-1 to Chelsea and allowing Burnley to snatch a late equalizer for a 1-1 draw last time out.

"He will improve very quickly once he settles down with a new language, new team-mates and in a different culture". Renato Sanchez made his debut last week against Newcastle, but the European Championship victor displayed a poor performance in front of the home fans, so his position might be under threat. "We believe in him, he is a great young talent".

Alli signed a new long-term deal until 2022 a year ago but with the likes of Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes scrambling for his services, a move from the north London club in the near future is potentially on the cards. Leon Britton and Roque Mesa are also pushing for recalls in midfield.

Llorente moved to Spurs for a fee of around £12 million, and made his debut for the club on Wednesday night off the bench, with Tottenham coming away with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener.

"We've got lots of memories of last season, some are good and some are bad".