Thursday February 25 2016
Pochettino: 'Fantastic Tottenham'

Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham’s “character” as they knocked Fiorentina out of the Europa League.

The first leg had ended 1-1 and the return was a 3-0 domination at White Hart Lane.

“I'm happy with the effort,” Pochettino told BT Sport.

“The players were fantastic and now we need to recover our energy for Sunday's match against Swansea.

“We showed character and played very well.”

Dele Alli caused controversy in the first leg when he kicked Nenad Tomovic in the ribs while on the ground, but he was booked today for simulation and will be suspended for the Round of 16 opener.

“For me it wasn't a yellow card. He was calm against Crystal Palace and today and it was another good performance from him and the team.”