Mauricio Pochettino urges Tottenham players to give more after West Brom loss

Hope Soto
May 6, 2018

Livermore's last-gasp victor sparked jubilant scenes in the stands, but Moore remained calm throughout the celebrations.

He prodded in from close range as the Baggies lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League for the first time since January.

Moore has galvanised a squad that looked destined for relegation, earning 11 points from his five games in charge, but he refused to take credit for the club's form, instead praising the players and fans for the result. The two teams immediately above it, Swansea and Southampton, have played a match less and meet each other on Tuesday. We've come together and there's been some pride restored and the feelgood factor within the community and within the supporters. If it has restored that I'm really happy for the club, that's all anyone would want so we're really happy.

"We've come together and I know I get to speak on behalf of the football club but it's not me, it's we and we've come together at the end of the season and shown what can be achieved with hard work and commitment".

West Brom, meanwhile, is looking to stay alive in the Premier League, where it is only five points away from safety but only has two games remaining. "It could've been anybody out there".

Tottenham's defeat left them fourth on 71 points and gave Chelsea new hope that they might steal the fourth Champions league spot if they can move on 69 points by beating Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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Harry Kane was denied by Ben Foster while Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen were also thwarted by the goalkeeper.

"We fully dominated the game, but if you are not clinical in front of goal and don't score the chances you have, always it's open", he said. If we don't score, OK, next, next, next.' I think we need to realise we need to be more aggressive from the beginning and don't wait, and to score if we have the chances, and then manage the game.

Home matches next week against mid-table Newcastle United and Leicester City should be enough to see Spurs over the line, but Pochettino cut a frustrated figure on Saturday.

"If we need, after 36 games, someone to say "hey, come on, we need to win, we need to be professional and play with the right attitude" we need to go deeper and assess why".

A Champions League place remains in Tottenham's hands heading into the final two games of the season, and Pochettino is confident that his side do not need to be reminded that they still have work to do.

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