Opposition View: Spurs boss Pochettino

By SFC Media Sat 18 Mar Spurs vs Saints
Photo by Reuters | Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham might not have lost at White Hart Lane all season, but their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is wary ahead of Southampton’s visit tomorrow.

Saints were the last team to win at Spurs’ home stadium, with Steven Davis’s double earning them a 2-1 victory in May last year.

Since then, Tottenham’s only defeats at home have come when they have played at Wembley Stadium in European competition.

With Saints having won each of their last two away games, scoring four goals in both of those matches, Pochettino expects to receive a stern challenge this weekend.

The former Southampton boss said: "We know that Southampton are a very good team with very good players and it will be a very tough game, but our objective is to try to play well, try to win, take three points and try to keep our position in the table.”

Pochettino is also aware of the threat that Manolo Gabbiadini could pose, as he seeks to score in his fifth consecutive game for Southampton, but the Spurs boss is not only focusing on the danger he could pose.

"He’s done exceptional, he’s scored a lot of goals, he provides very good things to the team,” he said.

“But it’s not only Gabbiadini – it’s a lot of players that are very good. [This week] the England national team called up four players from Southampton.

"The team is very good and are playing very well so be sure that we will find a very tough game."

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