Watford shock Tottenham and make it four wins from four

  • Watford shock Tottenham and make it four wins from four

Watford shock Tottenham and make it four wins from four

"After you win the game [against United] I think you need to respect more this competition", Pochettino told the press. This is good to compare, some people talk about perceptions but the reality was on the pitch.

"But you probably need three or four players who can come in for suspensions, injuries or lack of form".

"It's very disappointing. We didn't really get cut apart by extremely good football".

And they showed their prowess from set-pieces again seven minutes later when Cathcart thundered an effort in from a corner to put his side in front.

"That's what everyone felt, everyone had the feeling that they were not going to score but they got a free-kick in a unsafe place, a decent cross and a good header".

"In every single game you're going to find this type of situation". Pochettino was unhappy with that win and said Tottenham were lucky, but the away fixture to unbeaten Watford was another huge test and winning would've shown Spurs to be potential title challengers. "It's very hard to choose and leave some players out of the team", he nearly apologetically bemoaned.

Pochettino, though, was keen to offer perspective at the start of the season and believes Tottenham's first defeat of the campaign can help them improve.

"I think we have a strong squad".

"We need to get back on track and do that against Liverpool".

"We conceded two goals that if you want to be a contender you can not concede".

Spurs remained in the ascendancy but as the game approached the final quarter, Watford began to build a head of steam and came agonisingly close to an equaliser when Alderweireld headed against his own bar from a Deeney cross.

It was Watford's fourth successive win and left Javi Gracia's third-placed side level on points with leaders Liverpool and second placed Chelsea.

A price of 9/2 was available on a Watford win before kick off with the bookmakers and their victory made them the biggest priced victor in England's top 4 leagues this weekend.

"It's a big moment for us". In four games this season he's already scored three and caused the own goal against Watford, so there are no signs of his goal contributions stopping any time soon.