Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham were complacent after win at Manchester United
Last Updated: 24/09/18 9:10pm
Mauricio Pochettino admits his Tottenham side were guilty of complacency after their Premier League win over Manchester United in August.
After three straight wins to start the season - which culminated with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford - Spurs endured a sluggish start to September, losing three successive games for the first time under Pochettino.
However, Spurs bounced back with victory over Brighton on the weekend, with Harry Kane and Erik Lamela on target at the Amex Stadium.
Speaking to Gary Neville ahead of the Best FIFA Football Awards, Pochettino said he hopes to build on that performance at Brighton.
"I am happy because the spirit of the team recovered that feeling that you need - to be all together and fight together," said Pochettino.
"The performance was much, much better. It's a good point to start and rebuild the confidence and trust in the way that we play.
"Confidence is so important in football. It was a difficult few games, but I think the team realises now that we cannot underestimate the competitions.
"The Premier League of course, to beat Manchester United was like, 'Okay, the job was done', and I felt that straight away after Manchester United.
"That is why now we realise that we need to increase our level. Of course, we need time to adapt but I am happy after Brighton. We won the game and it was fantastic for us."