No negative thoughts from Pochettino before Tottenham's game at Manchester City

Ruben Hill
December 16, 2017

Spurs host Brighton on Wednesday before taking on runaway league leaders Manchester City on Saturday.

But Serge Aurier's cross dropped into the top corner against Brighton and a late header from Son Heung-min wrapped up the points to make sure Spurs head north on the back of three consecutive victories.

Pochettino is looking forward to taking on Pep Guardiola's side and is confident his side can clinch a famous win.

Asked if having Lamela fit again felt like a new arrival, Pochettino said: "Yes".

"We can not change the reality, the reality is that he is injured and can not play until February", Pochettino told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's home game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

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"The team deserved it, we dominated the game". I'm so motivated and so happy that we are going to play a team at their best. It is so important what he brings to the team and in the last few weeks - the energy he has.

He said the squad had lacked competitiveness but hoped the returns of Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama would spark another winning winter run after they won seven straight games from December 14 past year.

Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham Hotspur's relaxed festive schedule will give him the chance to introduce "new concepts" to his summer signings and spark a successful second half of the season.

"Alli was on the bench and then played 20 minutes". Football is football. In the last week, we have got three wins, and that is so important for us. Of course, players are not happy when they are on the bench, the young and the senior players. [Kieran] Trippier, Ben Davies, the other players all wanted to play.

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