Video: Mauricio Pochettino keeps even keel after Hull win

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wouldn’t be drawn into getting too high – or low – after the 2-1 victory at Hull City.

While he admitted he wasn’t happy with the first half performance, Pochettino repeated his sentiment that “this is football” and sometimes changes need to be made.

The Argentinian also wouldn’t be drawn into speculation about the red card for Gaston Ramirez that completely changed the match, insisting that his players improvement from half to half was the difference in the match.

[MORE: Full match recap from Spurs 2-1 win at the KC Stadium]

Pochettino made one change at halftime, replacing the carded Eric Dier with Vlad Chiriches in defense, but otherwise stayed unchanged personnel-wise. However, with Hull working so hard in the first half, their tank was due to run out, especially after dropping a man down.

“It was a difficult game because Hull have a strong squad and a strong team, but I am happy,” Pochettino said. “I think the most important thing today is the three points and to get confidence to ensure in the next few weeks we improve.”

With Tottenham now up to 10th place in the table, there’s still plenty of work to be done, and it sounded like Pochettino was well aware of his team’s long road ahead.