Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Mauricio Pochettino shrugs off fan jeers after Lucas Moura withdrawal against PSV

Mauricio Pochettino shrugs off fan jeers after Lucas Moura withdrawal against PSV

The Tottenham manager admitted that he understood the emotion of the fans who were right to go against him, but claimed that he was happy that they agreed with his decision by the end of the game.

The Australian PSV defender was brought on in the 81st minute in his first taste of top flight European football, trying desperately to sure up the defence and hang on for a point away from home.

We must focus on Saturday but in the Champions League we must focus on Inter Milan.

The Lilywhites came into the game looking for their first win of the competition, but suffered a nightmare start, with Luuk de Jong heading the visitors into the lead from a corner after just 61 seconds.

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"We find our reward and the team never gave up and showed big character and personality and I am so pleased with everything".

Harry Winks created more chances (7) and won more tackles (4) than any other player on the pitch as Spurs beat PSV.

Although on a more positive note, Dele Alli is likely to have a place on the bench after shaking off an injury and committing his long-term future to Tottenham.

Despite their victory, Tottenham face a tough challenge to qualify from Group B, given they lie three points behind second-placed Inter Milan - their next opponents - and are still to face Barcelona at the Nou Camp. In Holland, we say s*** a little bit quicker than in English. We did everything, everybody was fighting for the result.

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The trio contributed 31 goals in the Premier League last time out but have scored just one goal between them so far this campaign - Alli's strike in the opening day win over Newcastle United.

PSV 'keeper Zoet does his best to make a save. However, the Eindhoven side have struggled to defend in their Champions League games, allowing eight goals in three games.

Striker Kane finally levelled the contest when he fired home after being teed up by substitute Fernando Llorente. I thought we were so close to winning the game [against Inter Milan in Italy]. "It's important we do not concede a goal as cheap as we did today".

Fans were delighted with the result, especially with the England international's last-minute victor, however, one of his compatriots appeared to take all the plaudits on social media after the game.

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