Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Tottenham 'fought against everyone' last season, says Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham 'fought against everyone' last season, says Mauricio Pochettino

It was Spurs' seventh successive league win - something they last achieved in 1967 - and left them four points below leaders Chelsea, who visit Manchester United tomorrow. "We fought against everyone, but now we are focusing on fighting our opponents when we play". We are fighting for ourselves to be there. "We have improved a lot, from the beginning of the season that was our chance to improve our mentality, our belief and I think you can see the group and the team have improved".

The 23-year-old still has a long way to go to match the exploits of Greaves, but his goals are helping Tottenham stay in touch with leaders Chelsea as they try to win the English title since 1961 when Greaves was in his pomp.

Substitute Vincent Janssen received the biggest roar of the day in stoppage time as he claimed his first Premier Leasgue goal from open play since joining a year ago.

Belgian worldwide Mousa Dembele drilled in his first goal of the season to open the scoring before Son Heung-min squeezed in a second from a tight angle.

Jim Beglin is impressed with Tottenham Hotspur's 4-0 win over Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham has dispelled notions it is over-reliant on Harry Kane by continuing to thrive during the top-scorer's injury absence.

Kane has now scored 20 league goals in a season and has become just the fourth player to score 20 Premier League goals in three consecutive seasons after Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Thierry Henry.

Goalscorer Kane was delighted to return to the starting line-up as he made it 20 Premier League goals for the third season in a row. "We know in the last five games we have to be a lot better than we were today". At 3-0 it was all but game over for the Cherries.

Third bottom Swansea were unable to take advantage of Hull's slip as they lost 1-0 at Watford after Etienne Capoue netted in the 42nd minute.

Twice West Ham led, through Andre Ayew and James Collins, but twice Sunderland rallied - the first time when Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner.

But Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke ensured a share of the spoils as Palace moved seven points clear of the drop zone.

Beaten by a controversial penalty from Antoine Griezmann in Madrid, the Foxes took the lead in the less glamourous surroundings of Selhurst Park thanks to a Robert Huth header in the sixth minute.

Chelsea play Manchester United tomorrow and Pochettino is hoping the table toppers drop points.

Bournemouth, who managed one shot on target, are now without a win in four matches and remain seven points above the bottom three.

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