Tottenham need a big performance in the north London derby.

  • Pochettino has issued a rallying cry ahead of the north London derby.

Spurs boss Pochettino is expecting a big performance against Arsenal.

Tottenham head-coach Mauricio Pochettino has asked his side to be more clinical in front of goal when they visit Arsenal on Sunday.

Unai Emery’s Gunners host the Lilywhites at the Emirates stadium and the Spurs boss clearly doesn’t want a repeat of what happened in December when Arsenal secured a 4-2 home-win over their north London rivals.

“Always when you are going to play a competitive game and more because we are going to play the derby against Arsenal you expect a big performance, a good performance,’ the Argentine said in his press conference as the Mirror quoted.

“I think we deserved more against Newcastle but you need to score goals and we didn’t score. We had possession more than 80% but of course that is not the stat that makes you win games.

“You know what it means to play this type of match against our enemy Arsenal. Of course it is going to be tough but we are very optimistic.”

On the expectation for both the Gunners and the Lilywhite, he said: “For Arsenal and Tottenham the expectation is massive and of course it is going to be an important game.

“It is more than a result, it is more than three points. We know very well what it means and how you feel if you win or if you lose

“After three games it’s too early to judge both teams, of course it’s important to win but the consequence for both sides is too early to tell, it’s about consistency.”

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