Pochettino makes bizzare analogy to describe Real Madrid links

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Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane fired the visitors into a 3-0 lead at Molineux only for Wolves to nearly snatch a point.

Dembele limped off with an ankle problem in the opening minutes of Saturday's 3-2 victory at Wolves, but Pochettino played down the injury.

Harry Kane was back among the goals on Saturday as Tottenham's star man helped his side edge past Wolves in a 3-2 thriller at Molineux. I think we are so close to reaching the last level but we need to have that patience that makes us stronger.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on November 3, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

A UEFA pitch inspection is likely to take place on Monday afternoon, but Pochettino said: "I think it'll improve a little bit - they're working so hard to improve it".

FW Lucas Moura, 7 - Registered for the second time in three games, heading home six yards out, and also setting up a chance for Kane with a first-half through ball.

"We came from Manchester City when we ran more than 120km and West Ham was similar and this was the same".

The final 10 minutes were horribly nervy for Tottenham, but they fought their way over the line and now find themselves back in the thick of the title race, in fourth position on goal difference.

Spurs were rocked by an injury to Mousa Dembele in the first few minutes, particularly with one eye on a must-win Champions League clash at home to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. If we have to play a different way, we have to play a different way.

Wolves slipped to their third straight defeat despite their late rally but defender Ryan Bennett insisted they will solve any issues.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has had to play politics on plenty of occasions since his arrival in north London, and it may be that he has been taking his inspiration from Netflix drama House of Cards.

"It was a bad result for us but a fantastic reaction", he said.

"Of course it is always nice to hear the players say one of the reasons is the manager, one of the reasons is the chairman, one of the reasons is the new stadium, so exciting", Pochettino said.

"It is worse when there are American football games a few days before but we need to accept that and we can not complain".

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