Pep Guardiola suffered his first defeat as Manchester City manager on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur ran rampant at White Hart Lane en route to a thoroughly convincing 2-0 win.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino executed a tactical masterclass in overseeing such a strong victory against fierce opposition, and the Argentinian was pleased with his side’s mental fortitude. Former Espanyol boss Pochettino met ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola quite frequently during their days in La Liga, but this was the South American’s day in every regard as Spurs sauntered to three points.
Speaking to the media after the display, Pochettino was eager to enthuse just what a morale-boosting performance this was against the current Premier League leaders. Spurs, meanwhile, head into the international break just a point off the Premier League summit, knowing a consistent string of performances like this will put them right in the frame for another title challenge.