By 90Min
October 15, 2017

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to being pleased at overseeing his side secure their first Premier League win at Wembley on Saturday following Christian Eriksen's early second-half strike.

Spurs have struggled to find form at their temporary base at the home of English football after securing just two points from their three previous games at Wembley, but the hoodoo was broken against the Cherries much to Pochettino's relief.


The win will presumably stave off questions pertaining to his side's struggles at Wembley for the foreseeable future, but the 45-year-old had no issues with talking about the subject one more time following the match.

He told Sky Sports, via Goal: "It is normal. You must ask. If we cannot win here, it is a subject to talk about. But I am so pleased that this week - and for the rest of the season - we won't hear that question.

Speaking about the game as a whole, Pochettino admitted this was a match his side needed to win if they are to keep within touching distance of the Manchester clubs, who head the top of the table.

He added: "I am very pleased, I think it was important. I think it was a game where we needed to win and take the three points.

"The first half was difficult but, in the end, the performance was enough for the points. [Bournemouth] played so deep in the first half and we made some mistakes.

"It was difficult to find space, but we worked and tried to fix that. We made some changes and we scored at the beginning and then we dominated and created some chances."

With the Wembley curse now off their backs, Tottenham will now look to cause an upset against the reigning European champions Real Madrid when they meet at the Bernabeu on Tuesday in the group stages of the Champions League. 

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