Mauricio Pochettino Says Harry Kane Saved Him From The Sack

Antonio Conte

Getty Antonio Conte and Fernando Llorente worked together at Juventus

He now has four goals this week alone and Pochettino believes he is such an example to his squad, he is now replaying video clips of him to them. I couldn't say that today. We knew we had to stay compact and we knew we were going to have to put the work in.

Having enjoyed a remarkable season a year ago where they finished second in the Premier League, many have tipped Tottenham to go one better this season.

And it didn't matter which route Spurs chose, they couldn't find a way through. Crystal Palace and against Manchester United, when his team was in the game for 80 minutes.

"There were some hairy moments and they came very close on a couple of occasions".

Pochettino acknowledged Wednesday's victory meant "more than three points" ahead of Swansea City's visit on Saturday.

"The first step was to get to half-time having kept things tight", said Clement.

He was taken out to a standing ovation, allowing Fernando Llorente his Spurs debut and taking with him a record that now reads 28 objectives in his past 22 games for club and also nation. A good individual goal, Jan just kind of booted it up in the air and I was there to chase it down and managed to get a good finish off in the end.

The contrast is all the more dramatic given Spurs' relentless form at White Hart Lane last season, where they were unbeaten in the league and took 18 points out of 18 against the league's bottom six. This isn't a player arriving off the back of a solitary good season in the lower leagues - this is an influential European Championship victor at the age of just 18.

Swansea manager Paul Clement praised his side who he felt may have provided the template for visiting teams at Wembley.

"All our guys defended brilliantly, that puts in good stead for the future to know that we can go to hard places and grind out a result". You can spend your favorite time with the favorite club from 05:30 pm BST.

"He is suffering a lot - for eight or nine months - since January".

The first half went on as neither team could produce any clear goal-scoring opportunities despite Tottenham with majority of the possession.

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