POCHETTINO

15 Apr 2016

LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: TOTTENHAM REMAIN IN THE RACE WITH IMPORTANT WIN

The League Managers Association five-man Performance of the Week panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, were in agreement that this week the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Tottenham Hotspur following their emphatic 3-0 victory against, Manchester United, in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday 10th April 2016.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, will receive a specially commissioned trophy made by world renowned silversmiths and LMA Partner, Thomas Lyte of London, in a presentation to commemorate the award.

Title chasing Leicester opened a 10 point gap on second placed Spurs hours before kick-off, increasing the pressure on Pochettino to secure a result against Manchester United, who are still challenging for an all important Champions League position.

Despite an edgy first half, Spurs’ young charges blew their visitors away with 3 goals in 6 minutes mid-way through the second half, with Delle Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela leaving United shell shocked and unable to reply.

Pochettino told BBC Sport: "I think it's true we sent a message that we are there, waiting and fighting.

"If Leicester fail we need to stay there, it's important. Seven points is a difficult gap to reduce but we need to believe.

"The performance like today, and the result like today, showed that this team believes."