Mauricio Pochettino warns Tottenham Hotspur's rivals after "signal" of intent

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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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says that Tottenham's Premier League rivals will have stood up and taken note of their win over West Ham.

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that his Tottenham Hotspur side sent out a clear statement of intent by defying the odds to beat West Ham United.

Eric Dier sealed a fairytale debut by scoring a stoppage-time winner in a dramatic opening-day encounter at Upton Park on Saturday.

Spurs had to work hard for their victory after being reduced to 10 men following Kyle Naughton's red card on 29 minutes, before Mark Noble missed the resulting penalty.

West Ham also had James Collins sent off later in the clash, and Pochettino says that the Premier League's elite will have taken note of his team's resolve.

"We sent out a signal to our opponents and to us too," he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

"We managed to win and that was our signal after Kyle Naughton was sent off. This was important. We showed belief and we showed character."

Pochettino's side host Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane next Sunday.

How high can Tottenham finish this season?

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4th
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2.1%
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37.1%
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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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