Mauricio Pochettino gives his verdict on Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United

Mauricio Pochettino gives his verdict on Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United

Mauricio Pochettino gives his verdict on Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United

Whilst nearly every fan and pundit seems to think that the fight for the Premier League title is a two-horse race, Tottenham forward Heung-min Son says that his side believes that they are still in with a real shot of winning the famous trophy.

"We have broken the record with wins away from home, our points record [at this stage]. but the dream is the dream - my dream is to win the Premier League or Champions League, to win the FA Cup or the Carabao Cup".

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Newcastle got an excellent win against Manchester City on Tuesday, but it did leave me looking at the Magpies players and wondering where that type of performance has been all season?"

"We'll see, we need to assess day by day week by week, but we are happy", Pochettino finalised.

"That is the one thing I always wonder about teams that pull out results like that against the top sides. You can run 12km but if you don't have sprints or beat your opponent, and depends how you run it's not going to affect the game", Pochettino added.

"I am so happy to try to help the project of the club", Pochettino told a news conference.

"Newcastle were a very well organised team who played deep and didn't give us much space, but I thought the positional game was good and we created some chances in the first half".

"Today, we are there because we deserve to be there".

Son provided the match-winning moment as his low strike somehow evaded Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka with less than seven minutes remaining.

Pochettino was again full of praise for the 26-year-old, who he compared to a long-life battery.

"No! Why? Never!" he said, before suggesting he hopes football will be the victor. That is so important, that he was very respectful with everyone.

"He is like this".

A come from behind victory against Manchester City on Tuesday seemed to have lifted the spirits of the Newcastle players, as they maintained their discipline and concentration levels to stifle Spurs in the final third.

"Always on the pitch he's 100 percent in every action without or without the ball".

"You have to give credit to our players because they were working so hard".

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