Mauricio Pochettino reveals how Spurs players ignored the Chelsea result
- Author: Julie Sanders May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 13:51
We could end up on 89 and still not win the league!
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech felt "angry and disappointed" after Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham left their hopes of Champions League qualification hanging by a thread.
Mauricio Pochettino claimed bragging rights in the final North London derby at the stadium, with goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane ensuring that Spurs will finish above the Gunners in the table for the first time since 1995.
To win against Arsenal in the last derby at White Hart Lane, it was so emotional for everyone.
Visitors Arsenal had 49% of the possession, took 12 shots of which four were on target, and earned five corners, according to BBC Sport.
Manchester City were Chelsea's closest challengers as Jose Mourinho led the Stamford Bridge club to their last league triumph two seasons ago, but Matic believes Spurs will push them even harder this time around.
The strike was Alli's first ever North London derby goal for Tottenham Hotspur. We try to win again and they win again.
"You could see we were affected by that and Spurs looked more risky than before".
But Arsenal could find no way back against Tottenham, which is now virtually assured of making the top four, given its superior goal difference over fifth-place Manchester United.
Although Pochettino has become the first Spurs manager since Gerry Francis to guide his side to finish above Arsenal, the Argentinian was more concerned with the attempt to reel in Chelsea.
"It was a fantastic afternoon for all our fans and with all that it means", he said.
"After fifty minutes we had dominated the game, but without being capable of creating clear-cut chances, or to take any chance that we created".
"It is another tough game away from home but hopefully we can get that win, put that pressure on and wait and see". Meanwhile their opponents preferred a 3-4-2-1 a formation that they have hardly played in this season, and looked rather uncomfortable in as Spurs exploited their back three.
"If in the next game against Middlesbrough you don't win, you lose this victory".
"We need to win our remaining games and then we will see", added Cech.
"I am very pleased but I am very pleased for all the squad because we are fighting a lot through the whole season".