Pochettino: Spurs deserved Saints success

19 March 2017 14:30:33 EST
Goalscorer Dele Alli.

Mauricio Pochettino felt Tottenham were worthy winners despite a nervy ending in their 2-1 success against former club Southampton at White Hart Lane.

The hosts were out of the blocks quickly and led 2-0 shortly after the half-hour mark with goals from Christian Eriksen and a penalty from Dele Alli.

A mistake in the Spurs defence allowed James Ward-Prowse to score from close range seven minutes after the interval and it was the visiting side that finished strongly.

Spurs, according to Pochettino were more than worthy of victory on the day.

"Always in football to get three points you need to work hard. It was difficult, tough. In the end we were better and deserved to win," said the Argentine.

"First half we played very well. Second half we conceded a goal with our mistake and we allowed Southampton to score. It is another victory, we keep our position second and we have reason to be happy."

Without their talismanic 24-goal striker Harry Kane, Spurs continued their superb form at White Hart Lane this season. They have now won ten successive league games on home soil - their longest run since October 1987.

The only previous top-flight season that Spurs have remained unbeaten at home was 1964-65.

Next up is a trip to Burnley, where Spurs are 3/4 to win, and Pochettino is looking forward to that game.

"The aim is the next game. We have ten days without our players we hope nothing happens and all will arrive in good position," he added.

Burnley are 17/4 for the Turf Moor clash while the draw is 11/4.

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