Mauricio Pochettino delight as 'fantastic' Tottenham beat Everton
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 05/03/17 4:40pm
Mauricio Pochettino praised a "fantastic" display from Tottenham as they beat Everton 3-2 on Sunday.
Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs before Romelu Lukaku reduced the deficit in the 81st minute.
Dele Alli made it 3-1 and even though Enner Valencia pulled a late goal back, Pochettino was delighted with the performance.
"We deserved the victory," he told Sky Sports. "We played really well, we were fantastic in the first half and dominated the game.
"We played with a high tempo and very good quality, I am very happy. Maybe 3-2 looks tough but we were much better than Everton.
"They have been playing well and had some good results. It was a good challenge for us, we assumed they would be tough and they were. But we played with full confidence and trusted in our way."
The win sees Spurs close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to seven points ahead of their trip to West Ham on Monday Night Football.
It is also a record ninth home win in a row in the Premier League for Spurs.
"It's fantastic to make history with our supporters," said Pochettino. "The three points keep us in a very good position in the table. We keep working hard and we need to keep going."
Asked whether conceding twice took some of the gloss off the result, Pochettino added: "It's tough to concede two goals because it was a little bit of a lack of concentration.
"You need to fight at 2-0 for 95 minutes, against a team with good players you can't concede those types of goals, but in the end there's not too much focus on that. I'm happy because the victory was very important for us."