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Pochettino verdict after emphatic Spurs victory v Swansea

By Matt Farr

Tottenham surged back into form with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Swansea on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in complete control as they brushed aside a poor Swansea side in their Premier League clash.

Doubles from Harry Kane, and Christian Eriksen, and one from Son Heung-Min sealed a much-needed three points for the home side – much to the delight of their manager.

He told the Evening Standard: “I think we fully deserved the result. We dominated and played well. They didn’t shoot and they didn’t create chances.

“It was a very good performance. I’m happy and we needed it – a big victory after Chelsea,” he added.

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Tottenham were poor against Chelsea in their last Premier League game, sparking criticism of their players from fans, manager and pundits alike.

However, Pochettino was delighted with their response, and the victory moved them closer to the top-four.

The hosts dominated possession, and registered an incredible 24 shots on the Swansea goal – of which 14 were on target. Swansea, meanwhile, had just one shot.

Pochettino will now be hoping his side take momentum from their victory into their next Premier League game against Manchester United.

Tottenham remain in fifth in the Premier League, seven points above West Brom in sixth. For Swansea, the crisis continues, as they slipped to the foot of the table courtesy of Sunderland’s priceless win over Leicester.

They have now won just two of their 14 league games this season, and have conceded nine goals in their last two.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has revealed four reasons why summer signing Moussa Sissoko has struggled at White Hart Lane.