Mauricio Pochettino positive after "big win" against Swans

Mauricio Pochettino’s men showed resilience to push for the win against a persistent Swansea City XI.

Mauricio Pochettino positive after "big win" against Swans
Chadli and Alli celebrate the equaliser (photo: Getty)

Tottenham Hotspur’s late come back against Swansea City, after going a goal down in the early stages of the game, consolidates their title credentials.

Thanks to Manchester United’s win over Arsenal they now sit three points above their North London rivals and two points behind leaders Leicester City.

Spurs were unlucky on numerous occasions throughout out the game as Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski produced a number of superb saves. Tottenham final broke through on the 70th minute when a Nacer Chadli deflection beat the Polish international.

Seven minutes later the Lilywhites went in front through a powerful shot from Danny Rose. The Swans failed to clear an Christian Eriksen corner, which fell to Rose on the outskirts on the 18-yard box. The left-back controlled the ball well before striking it into the right hand corner.

The determination showed by Tottenham right until the final minutes shows how seriously they should be taken as title contenders. The unwillingness to give up and win at all cost shows how much of a threat they when their opposition tiers, giving them an advantage in the final stages to steal the win.

Mauricio Pochettino praises fighting spirit

Speaking to BBC Sport after the match the Argentine applauded his players “fight” after falling behind early on saying “you play well but find it hard to score” but the team never gave up. The manger thanked the fans for "lifting the team” and giving them “belief”, adding that they were “fantastic”.

Players hail determination

After the game midfield Eric Dier praised Tottenham’s “deserved” win. He added that his teammates showed “maturity” and “stayed calm”. He put the win down to their “patience]”.

Teammate and goal scorer Danny Rose echoed Dier’s words when speaking to SpursTV saying, “We didn’t give up. We kept going”. Meanwhile Christian Eriksen added that the team “want to win” as they’re in a “really good position”.

Praise for Fabianski

Both sets of managers and players came together to praise the Swansea keeper. His coach, Alan Curtis, claimed that the ‘keeper “kept [them] in the game for a long time” through “fantastic saves”. Opposition manager Pochettino added that Fabianski was his “man of the match”.

All the praise, none of the points - Fabianski sits dejected at the final whistle (photo: PA)
All the praise, none of the points - Fabianski sits dejected at the final whistle (photo: PA)