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14 December 2017

Kieran Cleeves
Mauricio Pochettino watches on from the technical area at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino stressed how difficult it can be when opposing teams defend deep, but felt his side coped well to overcome Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at Wembley Stadium.

Goals from Serge Aurier and Son Heung-min secure victory for Spurs over the Seagulls on Wednesday night, and Pochettino accepted the tactical approach from Chris Hughton’s team.

He said, “They can play the way they want. I'm not going to complain with how another team plays.

"I only need to be focused and try to help my players find the space and the possibility to have better position on the pitch, to move the ball quick and to win the game.”

"When the opponent is so close, so deep - trying to close the space and playing only to defend - it's not easy.

"I think the team created a lot of chances and deserved to score before Aurier scored. But that is football, they fought and were so motivated to play here."

Pochettino showed his delight towards securing another three points in the Premier League, and then switched his attention to his team’s game against Manchester City at the weekend.

“I'm a positive person and I'm so happy because we won, the three points was so important for us.

“What's going to happen Saturday, who knows? We're going to Manchester to try to win and thinking we can win. Football is football and anything can happen."

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