Tottenham win over Cardiff 'important for our confidence' - Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham rebounded from their shock loss to Wolves with a assured three-zero win at Cardiff.

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed his Tottenham gamers for coping with a tough schedule after a 3rd victory in 10 days.

Whereas Spurs misplaced three-1 to Wolves on Saturday, they’ve won their different three contests over the festive interval, most not too long ago beating Cardiff three-zero with three early objectives on Tuesday.

“I am so joyful, very happy with the efficiency,” mentioned Pochettino. “I believe we began the sport effectively, we have been so medical from the start. After 26 minutes to be three-zero was incredible for us after which we dominated the sport.

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“Us and Everton, we have been the 2 groups who suffered essentially the most tough fixtures on this interval [with four games in 10 days] and naturally we congratulate the gamers as a result of the hassle was incredible — and all of the workers as a result of they work so exhausting to present all the perfect instruments for the gamers to carry out in the easiest way.

“I believe it was so necessary [to bounce back from the defeat to Wolves]. It is so necessary to construct one other optimistic run. In fact in soccer it is unimaginable to win each sport, however positive we’re going to strive to win each single sport.

“It was so necessary for our confidence as a result of in three days we’re going to begin one other competitors, the FA Cup, which goes to be necessary too. Then we’re going to play the Carabao Cup semifinal towards Chelsea.

“I believe it was so necessary to begin the brand new 12 months with a victory, away from house in a really tough place, towards a staff like Cardiff who got here from beating Leicester.

“They got here with huge confidence in the way in which they performed the final sport and it was a large victory for us — three factors that makes us imagine a little bit bit extra in our chance to be in an excellent place within the desk.”

Spurs have now reclaimed second place, shifting again between leaders Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis, who face one another on Thursday.

“On this nation, all of the individuals are going to watch the sport, however I will likely be in a impartial place making an attempt to benefit from the sport,” mentioned Pochettino. “I do not care in regards to the result, I simply need to benefit from the spectacle and the sport.”

Christian Eriksen, whose contract expires in the summertime of 2020, scored his fourth purpose in six video games when he struck towards Cardiff — however Pochettino was unable to shed any gentle on what is probably going to occur with the Dane’s future.

“I haven’t got information,” he mentioned. “There is a phrase — ‘no information is nice information.’ However on this case I do not know.”

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