Ryan Mason devoted his first win as interim Tottenham boss to Ugo Ehiogu on the fourth anniversary of the defender’s loss of life.
Spurs claimed their first victory within the post-Jose Mourinho period as they beat Southampton 2-1.
Mason took over as interim boss this week aged simply 29, changing into the youngest individual ever to take cost of a Premier League sport.
Talking after the sport, Mason devoted the victory to Ehiogu, who died on April 21, 2017 after struggling a cardiac arrest on the Tottenham coaching floor.
He instructed Sky Sports activities: “Right now as nicely there was quite a bit happening on the membership as Ugo Ehiogu, I believe it’s 4 years since he handed, so I dedicate that one to him and his household.
“He was an ideal man and everybody within the membership nonetheless remembers him.”
Gareth Bale, a former teammate of Mason, and Heung-min Son scored to present Spurs an vital three factors.
Talking to talkSPORT after the sport, Mason stated: “I really feel very proud. Pleased with the boys. I believed their angle and the need they confirmed was excellent.
“It was an emotional sport for a lot of totally different causes, however fortunately we received the win.
“I really feel blissful and everybody feels blissful in there.”
Mason has had simply two days to organize his workforce following the sacking of Mourinho on Monday.
It was additionally towards the backdrop of the botched European Tremendous League plans, however Mason was delighted with what he noticed from his facet.
He stated: “Once you get two coaching periods to organize them, it’s troublesome. We gave them key rules, however a very powerful message was to be courageous and present need.
“I believed we confirmed that. The willpower within the second half to take care of the disallowed aim and we saved believing and saved going.
“I believed they totally deserved the win.”
Spurs now face Man City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup ultimate with the primary query being over Harry Kane’s health.
The striker missed the win over Southampton and has lower than 4 days to be prepared for the weekend’s sport.
When requested if Kane could be match, Mason stated: “We hope so, however we don’t know. We’ll take it day-by-day and Harry is doing all the pieces to be out on the pitch as quickly as doable.
“Harry has simply been getting therapy and taking it every day because it comes. He is among the most dedicated footballers on this planet for issues like this.”