Mauricio Pochettino a happy man as Tottenham keep unbeaten run going at Middlesbrough

Mauricio Pochettino a happy man as Tottenham keep unbeaten run going at Middlesbrough

Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with Tottenham's 2-1 away win at Boro.

Oliver Emmerson

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was in upbeat mood as his side claimed three points away at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Heung-Min Son was on the scoresheet twice, claiming a brace to hand his side the win, whilst keeping up his own superb personal form.

Spurs are now up to second in the league, four points off leaders Manchester City, having gained 14 points from six games, yet to lose in the league.

Argentine reflects on three points

It was all about the first half for Tottenham against Boro, as they raced into a two goal lead thanks to Son's efforts, Pochettino hailing the first 45 minutes as "fantastic".

"It's a shame we only scored twice" he said, stating that his team must "be more clinical and aggressive and improve our percentages in front of goal"

Since his side only managed the two first half goals, still an impressive feat, things were made difficult for the Lilywhites when Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson pulled one back in the second half.

Pochettino said that not adding to their lead in the first 45 made the second half "difficult to manage", however he did admit that he was happy with the win, saying "we fully deserved the win after the 90 minutes and I’m very pleased for everyone."

In the absence of the injured Harry Kane, someone was going to have to step up to the plate in terms of goalscoring, and that man was Son. He bagged his third and fourth of the Premier League season, leaving his manager to sing his praises. 

Son the star

"It’s fantastic for us and of course, for him. He scored twice, gave us the three points and that’s important," said Pochettino, who was still keen to stress a team ethic, going on to say "it’s a collective effort and that’s always most important for us. We need that mentality."

But how does Pochettino feel about the start overall, given that he's yet to oversee a league defeat during this campaign? "I'm pleased with that but it's never enough," he told the official website, adding that he's now looking forward to their midweek Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow