Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Pochettino hails Tottenham 'heroes' after fourth straight league win

Pochettino hails Tottenham 'heroes' after fourth straight league win

Tottenham Hotspur warmed up for their Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund in midweek by beating Leicester City 3-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and after the match the praise poured in for their star of the show.

The striker had been dropped from the starting lineup and only came on to take the spot kick after Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen knocked over James Maddison.

Oliver did point to the spot when he awarded Leicester a penalty, which Jamie Vardy missed with his first kick after coming on as a substitute immediately before, though the striker did get on the scoresheet later on.

While Tottenham are still outsiders to win their first English title since 1961, their ability to stay in contention, despite injuries to key players Harry Kane and Dele Alli suggests they shouldn't be completely written off. The problem is, I told Michael Oliver, the situation of Liverpool in the last minute that should be a penalty, but it was a clear penalty. "[It was] a fantastic result, fantastic spirit until the end".

- Tottenham against Leicester has now joined the Sheffield derby as the most played top-flight fixture without ever recording a goalless draw (84 meetings).

Three points today is by no means a guarantee for Tottenham, but with Heung-min Son back and looking up for the challenge of being his team's main man, you should just about count them as favourites. The effort is fantastic. If we win some title, in the history, but if not, in the history too, because against all the circumstances. how we fight and show character is incredible'.

"Sometimes you can win games not playing your best".

And it was Leicester with the first sight of goal after the break too, Ricardo Pereira's cross falling perfectly to Demarai Gray but his header from 10 yards was straight at Lloris, while our skipper was also tested by shots from Gray and Chilwell in the next few minutes, but saved both comfortably.

"I think we're talking about one of the best keepers in the world, with a lot of experience and having played a lot of games here at Tottenham". For me, I'm going to stop describing the real situation, but I think there is no sense.

Son has now become the fourth Spurs player to be booked for diving this season and, when Pochettino was asked whether his side are being unfairly targeted, he replied: "I don't understand why, if that's what you say". "[There are] a lot of regrets".

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