Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham Hotspur fans are right to dream after his team beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park today to cut the gap to Premier League leaders Leicester City to just two points.

Spurs started well at Villa Park and warned Aston Villa of their intent by hitting the woodwork twice. Villa did not get a third warning as Harry Kane struck on the stroke of half time.

A quickly taken free-kick from Dele Alli found Kane, with the striker hitting a finish into the far corner of the net to make it 1-0.

And Spurs doubled their advantage within three minutes of the start of the second half through Kane again. The striker got on the end of a low cross from Alli to prod the ball into the back of the net.

Villa huffed a puffed and did hit the woodwork twice themselves late on, but Spurs were never in trouble and saw out a 2-0 win.


For Pochettino, the victory was a worthy one and he told the BBC: "It was a good victory and three important points after a few games that have not been so good.

"We created more chances and played well. It is difficult to play against teams playing for survival but we had the right mentality and I am pleased.

"The timing of the goals was important. That was key. But we created a lot in the first half and it was a game we can take a lot of positives from."

Spurs fans are now firmly dreaming about winning the Premier League title and Pochettino is not about to stop them.

"We need to keep the pressure on and win games.

"You cannot stop the dream of the supporters and they are right to dream. But we need to work hard."