The Herald (Zimbabwe)

Pochettino demands more


LONDON. - Mauricio Pochettino has challenged his Tottenham Hotspur players to demonstrat­e their growing maturity when they face West Brom today in the wake of their impressive victory over English Premier League soccer leaders Chelsea.

Pochettino's side ended Chelsea's run of 13 successive league victories by extending their own winning run to six games and moving up to third place, seven points adrift of the leaders.

Last weekend's FA Cup victory over Aston Villa ensured they maintained the current momentum, but Pochettino knows the true test of his side's credential­s as title challenger­s will be to build on the Chelsea win.

Earlier this season, Spurs followed the impressive 2-0 defeat of Manchester City with a run of four league games without a win and Pochettino warned there can be no repeat.

“The Chelsea win was important, but remember a few months ago after City?” said the Spurs manager.

“I think now is a moment to show that we've learned. We have in front of us a very tough game and we need to show that we learned about a few months ago. -

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