Tottenham Hotspur vs Cardiff City ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts and Lilywhites manager Mauricio Pochettino was a relieved man after the full-time whistle in the English capital.

Eric Dier’s 8th-minute strike was the difference as the Premier League newcomers ended the Premier League fixture with 10 men on the pitch after Joe Ralls’ red card in the 58th minute.

Here’s the Argentine giving his thoughts on the fixture to Spurs TV:

The North Londoners registered their third win on the trot and as a result, moved upto third in the rankings, ahead of London rivals Chelsea.

The Blues play Southampton on Sunday and could overtake Pochettino’s men should they secure three points against Saints, however.

After eight games played, Spurs have a points tally of 17 and remain one of the favourites to make the UEFA Champions League spots.

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Defending champions and league leaders Manchester City top the charts with a haul of 19, having played a game fewer than most of their Premier League rivals.

The second international break of the season ensues now and the Lilywhites will next be in action when they make the short trip to West Ham United on October 20 (1930 IST).