Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino insists there's more to Spurs than Harry Kane after first league win at Wembley

Mauricio Pochettino admits it is important not to be over-reliant on Harry Kane for goals following Tottenham's 1-0 Premier League victory against Bournemouth

Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mauricio Pochettino admits it is important not to be over-reliant on Harry Kane for goals following Tottenham's 1-0 Premier League victory against Bournemouth.

The Spurs boss expressed displeasure on Friday at comments from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola describing his side as 'the Harry Kane team'.

England striker Kane had hit 11 goals in his last six club appearances, but it was Christian Eriksen who chipped in with the only goal on Saturday as Tottenham won a league game at Wembley for the first time.

"I think it's important that not only Harry Kane scores goals, today it was Christian," Pochettino said after the narrow success.

"Harry is so happy, when he scores he is more than happy but he's so happy first of all because he wants always to win.

"But it's important that different players score goals too."

Following a tight first half in which a block from Davinson Sanchez and a superb save from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris prevented Tottenham from falling behind, Denmark midfielder Eriksen claimed the winner with a cool finish two minutes after the restart.

Spurs had further chances to increase their advantage, while their former striker Jermain Defoe almost sneaked an equaliser at the other end after coming off the Cherries' bench.

The hosts, however, held on and Argentinian Pochettino conceded that a weight had been lifted by the first league success at their temporary home, which came at the fourth attempt.

"I think it's so important to start to feel that you can win here in the Premier League," he added. "To feel that Wembley is your home.

"I remember more than three years ago, when we arrived I think it was difficult to adapt our game to White Hart Lane, there was a little bit of a problem about the size of the pitch and then we started to feel that we can win and be nearly invincible last season.

"I think we only need time to perform as well and win games here."