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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed he could not enjoy Kieran Trippier's brilliant free-kick that led to his side's 3-1 win over Fulham at the time.

The right-back, playing his first game since the World Cup semi-final, picked up where he left off against Croatia by sending a 30-yard effort into the top corner in the 74th minute - but Spurs had been struggling and Pochettino was not able to celebrate the quality of it until later.

"I really didn't celebrate, not one goal because I think we were focused on trying to find a solution," he said. "Now I enjoy it a lot and I will enjoy it again when I watch it again. I think I am happy because it was a great goal, but he still needs to improve."

Pochettino was pleased with the influence of Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela.

"They were real impact, Mousa and of course Erik, how they helped the team and increased the tempo," he added.

"How they provided better organisation and that is why I am so happy. That is what we want from the players that are outside, being focused when the manager or team needs them to be available to do."

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