Pochettino hails Tottenham 'heroes' after fourth straight league win

Paul Merson

Paul Merson

Oliver had previously waved away Son's appeal for a spot-kick when he was felled by Sadio Mane in the 95th minute of September's 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool.

Christian Eriksen netted moments later and although Vardy got one back, Son Heung-min's late strike ensured third-placed Tottenham clinched a fifth win in their last six league games. For me, I'm going to stop describing the real situation, but I think there is no sense.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "Do you think that Sonny deserved to be booked?" Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable. When you compare the situation with the penalty [given] against us, unbelievable.

"I feel very proud", he told Sky Sports.

"It was the same referee but now I don't know how he has measured the situation".

'I always accept the mistake but I think it was so unusual the situation today.

'Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch?

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.

The Leicester striker was dropped to the bench by Claude Puel in the loss to Spurs, but he had a lively contribution when he was brought on after 60 minutes at Wembley.

Pochettino added Spurs striker Harry Kane, who injured his ankle last month, was making progress but would not return in time for Sunday's game or the Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

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.

And it was Leicester with the first sight of goal after the break too, Ricardo Pereira's cross falling perfectly to Demarai Gray but his header from 10 yards was straight at Lloris, while our skipper was also tested by shots from Gray and Chilwell in the next few minutes, but saved both comfortably.

"I think it's hard", he said. We didn't find the good finish. It was a game in our hands, and we had a lot of chances and created a lot of good moves.

"Sometimes you can win games not playing your best".

The Lilywhites now find themselves five points behind second-placed Liverpool FC as they look to try and keep themselves in the title race.