Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted his side learned a lot about themselves after snatching a 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday, according to London 24.
Moussa Dembele struck a stunning goal late on at White Hart Lane, after Harry Kane's opener was cancelled out by
“The way Anderlecht play is to sit deep and move forward with very fast players but we showed character. It is difficult to play every game, creating chances and always trying to play from the back with our philosophy.
“Today I congratulate the players because sometimes when you don’t play well you need to show character and compete and suffer. Today we learned a lot.”
Mauricio Pochettino "It's a very important win. Our objective before was to win and go top, and we have done that." pic.twitter.com/c9uoTNne2v— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) November 5, 2015
Pochettino was delighted with Dembele's contribution and hailed his importance to the team after returning from injury, while he also praised Kane for getting back among the goals ahead of Sunday's north London derby clash with Arsenal.
“Always it’s up to the player. If the player shows he deserves to play, it’s easy for them.
“I am very pleased with him. He got injured against Everton and had some problems with his foot but today he was very important for us.”
On Kane, he said:
“I am pleased because we are top of the group and now we need to focus only on Sunday.”