Mauricio Pochettino: Title failure is behind us now


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Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is adamant that his side’s 4-0 win over Stoke proved his side are over their disappointment of not winning the Premier League title last season.

Spurs, 17.00 to win the league this year, were unable to unsettle Leicester City last season and their defeat to Chelsea eventually gifted the Foxes the trophy.

Pochettino’s men opened the new season with a 1-1 draw against Everton before beating Palace and drawing with Liverpool.

Two goals from Heung-Min Son and strikes from Dele Alli and Harry Kane against Stoke ensured Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign and moved into fourth in the league table.

Some sections of the media had questioned Spurs’ resolve this year but Pochettino believes his side are over last season’s heartache.

He said: “I think that after four games unbeaten you can see that the players are thinking about the new season, the new challenge.

“We forget the past. We worked hard to forget last season and focus on the present. After four games we are unbeaten and you can see that the team has recovered. “We need to improve now.

Pre-season was tough. Now we need to work hard, improve and stay together.” The Argentinean was also quick to praise Kane after his goal following a difficult few weeks.

His goal was his first in 10 matches and Pochettino believes it will have done him the world of good. “It was very important for him to recover the feeling of scoring,” he added.

“Always the strikers are worried when they don’t score but now he feels happy, we feel happy. I think that was a perfect victory for us.”

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