Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham Hotspur character

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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Mauricio Pochettino says that Tottenham Hotspur's late victory against West Ham United was down to the "great spirit" shown by his players right until the death.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised the "great spirit" shown by his players in their dramatic victory against West Ham United.

Eric Dier's calm finish in the dying stages at Upton Park secured a 1-0 victory for Spurs, who played an hour with 10 men following Kyle Naughton's red card.

"Kyle's early sending off was difficult for us, but we played like a team and believed in our ability," Pochettino is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

"It's just our philosophy, our style. Our mentality is to always remain an attacking side, we will try to win every game, no matter if we have 11 or ten men on the pitch.

"We needed to stay positive and I'm very pleased with the players. They showed great spirit and they showed we are a team, which is important."

Tottenham are back in action next Sunday when they host Queens Park Rangers.

Eric Dier of Spurs is congratulated by teammates after scoring the match winning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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