MAURICIO POCHETTINO’S Tottenham narrowly beat Bournemouth at “home” on Saturday to mark their first Premier League win at Wembley.
Midfielder Christian Eriksen’s strike separated the two sides, as Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic denied Spurs the opportunity of making it an emphatic scoreline.
The Bosnian international pulled out a display of fine saves, including parrying away clear-cut chances from Harry Kane. Begovic said: “We know that Harry Kane is one of the world-class players this league has, we did well to manage him. It was nice to be able to stop him.”
Pochettino was provoked to speak up earlier in the week, after being notified of Pep Guardiola’s remarks as the Manchester City manager implied Spurs were a one-man team relying on Kane. The Argentinian labeled Pep “disrespectful” and failed to comprehend how a former manager of a team based around Lionel Messi could come out with that kind of statement.
Spurs face Real Madrid on Tuesday night in Spain. Eriksen believes his team has a “good chance,” suggesting it will mark how far they’ve come.
Another player relishing the chance to shine in the Champions League is Moussa Sissoko, who said: “I’m happy with what I’m doing at the moment. Everything looks good for me. I will make sure we do well on Tuesday. We will go there without pressure.”
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