Mauricio Pochettino hails ‘massive victory’ after 3-0 win at Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford is a huge confidence booster for the season – but now they need to push on.

Spurs blew Manchester United away in the second half on Monday night, Harry Kane’s masterful header followed two minutes later by a Lucas Moura strike. The Brazilian added a third late on.

Pochettino says Spurs now need to bring this level of performance on a consistent basis if they are to be serious challengers for the Premier League title.

Pochettino told Sky Sports: ‘It is a massive, massive victory. It can provide us very good confidence and trust with how we are working. We know the end of the season is too far away, we need to keep pushing, trying to be consistent. Let’s keep calm and working hard is the most important thing.

‘We’ll see what happens with the title challenge. The most important thing is to keep calm. If at the end of the season with 10 games to go and we are in a good position then we have already shown we can fight.’

United could have led at half time after Romelu Lukaku missed an open goal, with the home side matching Spurs until Kane’s 50th minute header.

Pochettino acknowledged this, and praised his players for standing strong and turning around the momentum of the match after the break.

He said: ‘They were better than us in the first half. Second half we had the possibility to score and we dominated the game. I am so happy because 3-0 in the second half it is like the coaching staff have an effect, but the credit goes to the players.’

The result is a positive for Spurs in a season which has started with uncertainty after the opening of the new stadium was delayed and the club made no summer signings. Pochettino thanked fans for their patience.

He said: ‘We have good players and good staff, unbelievable fans. We are going to have one of the better stadiums. The club is working so hard and trying to deliver that as soon as possible.’

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