Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that the manner in which his side started the game against Brighton on Saturday evening was the thing that pleased him the most.

Goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela were enough to hand Spurs a 2-1 victory, with the visitors much the better team in the win.

Unlike in previous games where it has taken Tottenham a while to get going, the North London outfit were the dominant side right from the first whistle against Brighton.

“The start pleased me the most,” Pochettino told the club’s official website.

“We took the game in a very good way, the attitude was great, fantastic, the players wanted to show ‘we are here and we’re going to fight for my team, for my fans, for everyone at the club’ and that’s what we wanted. We need to translate that into every game we play.

“I expected the reaction. We are together. We feel the love between each other and like in all families, sometimes we fight, sometimes we’re disappointed, sometimes we’re upset and all those periods that happen, but the love is there and of course, the relationship is fantastic.

“We have to keep going because we have the quality to win a lot of games.”

Pochettino’s comments show that the Tottenham boss understands what the minimum requirement the fans have.

Getting beaten by a superior side is something that the supporters can live with if the application, positive mentality and effort is there from the players.

In the last three defeats, especially against Liverpool, the inexplicable slow start to the game and lack of fight from the Tottenham team was the hardest thing to take.

Hopefully, with three points added to the tally, victories against Watford and Huddersfield can give the side a spring in its step before the challenge of facing Barcelona at Wembley.