Brighton v Tottenham: What did Mauricio Pochettino say in his post-match press conference?

Mauricio Pochettino. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Mauricio Pochettino. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his side's victory at Brighton this evening and praised his side's defending from Albion's set-pieces.

Here are the key points from his post-match press conference.

Are you happy with the result and performance?

"I think the spirit we showed today was the spirit I wanted to see in all the games.

"I'm so happy with the attitude, the spirit.

"We know we have great quality and great players who can play amazing football.

"I think we dominated the game and we deserved the victory.

"We're very disappointed with the end of the game, the last two minutes. It's good that happened and we won. To concede was a very bad feeling but the players were suffering a lot because the pressure was high.

"They wanted to deliver a very good result for the fans, for themselves, for us and we need to be pleased."

You can play better but the second goal was a really good move?

"We are so pleased because that is how we want to play. That is how we feel football.

"I told you about the challenges at the start of the season but the team is doing fantastic. Today the performance was fantastic and the attitude.

"In the end, we deserved to score more goals and to finish 2-0, 3-0 or 4-0 so to finish 2-1 is a little bit painful."

Have you worked on defending set-pieces?

"Brighton the last few weeks or maybe from the beginning is the best team from set-pieces.

"They are so strong and work hard in that aspect.

"It was all about our mentality and the team was fantastic defending."

What did you think of Harry Kane's performance?

"Harry is one of the best players in our team. I have no doubt in him on the pitch.

"He's a special player but not because he scored, when he didn't score in the past, it's still the same."

And Paulo Gazzaniga's performance?

"For me, he was man of the match because he was fantastic.

"The condition of the pitch, the weather, windy, rainy, for me he was man of the match because maybe there was no unbelievable save but well done to him."