Tottenham vs Leicester: Mauricio Pochettino baffled by Son yellow card

Tottenham vs Leicester: Mauricio Pochettino baffled by Son yellow card

Tottenham vs Leicester: Mauricio Pochettino baffled by Son yellow card

Spurs head into the game looking to make it four wins in a row in the Premier League as they look to keep up the pressure on Liverpool FC and Manchester City at the top of the table.

Pochettino felt Son had a more convincing case than the penalty that Leicester were awarded when James Maddison went down after a challenge by Jan Vertonghen.

Maddison was set to take the penalty, but with Vardy already readying himself to come on, Claude Puel opted to send the striker on for Demarai Gray to take the spot-kick.

With Harry Kane and Dele Alli still out injured and no new signings made in January, Pochettino thinks his players deserve huge credit for a run of form that has kept them within five points of first place.

Pochettino has also insisted that his side are still in the hunt, telling Sky Sports after the win: "Again we are there, we are fighting and showing great character". Leicester played so well.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "Do you think that Sonny deserved to be booked?"

'My players are heroes. The effort is wonderful. If we win some title, in the history, but if not, in the history too, because against all the circumstances. how we fight and show character is incredible'.

"Like this afternoon it maybe wasn't our best performance, and it's impossible during 10 minutes to be at the same level, but we're still in it". His effort was poor, easily saved by Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino knows that he will need to make improvements to his squad, not just to make the club better, but also to keep the stars he now has at his disposal happy and content enough to remain at White Hart Lane. "He showed it at the World Cup, lifting the trophy, and he showed it in five, six years here".

"It is so hard to understand why, when we had one week clear to play this game and to schedule it on a different day, and only I am explaining my feelings and how hard it is to prepare a game when you only have today and then you're going to need to play". "I think he's going to feel awesome now". "[There are] a lot of regrets". We didn't find the good finish. But there are regrets after all these chances. "All the game we had a lot of chances".

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