Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken 14 points in the league on the back of goals in the final 10 minutes of matches. Photograph: Phil Cole

Mauricio Pochettino knows what it feels like to end a trophy drought – and we are not talking here about Tottenham Hotspur’s three pieces of silverwa(...)

Fiorentina’s Mario Gomez (front) celebrates with his team-mate Joaquin after scoring a goal against Spurs during the Europa League second leg at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

Fiorentina 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate)The most disappointing thing for Mauricio Pochettino here, other than exiting the Eu(...)

Harry Kane scored on the rebound after his last second penalty was saved by Adrian, salvaging a point for Spurs against West Ham. (Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs)

Tottenham Hotspur 2 West Ham United 2Only Alex Song knew what he was thinking about and, as he lay on his back, staring up at the heavens from his own(...)

Roberto Soldado scores Tottenham’s goal against Fiorentina during the Europa League first leg game at White Hart Lane.

TOTTENHAM 1 Soldado 6 FIORENTINA 1 Basanta 36 This was a night that started so well for Spurs yet ended tamely. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are certa(...)

Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner in their 3-2 win over Spurs at Anfield. (Phorograph:  EPA/PETER POWELL)

Liverpool 3 Tottenham Hostpur 2Timing is everything and if nothing else, Mario Balotelli has not lost his sense of occasion during his dispiriting deb(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino: his experiences in the Copa Libertadores mean he is not unduly worried by a trip to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Sitting in the pristine environment of Tottenham’s training ground, where everything is clean and serenely quiet, Mauricio Pochettino goes through the(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Michel Vorm Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the complete trust of the Tottenham squad and manager. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the complete trust of the Tottenham squad and manager Mauricio Pochettino sees no reason to drop the Dutchman for Wednesday(...)

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend fires a penalty kick past Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sheffield United 0On a cold, frantic, often rather fretful night, Tottenham drew enough sting from a room-temperature performance (...)

 Eljero Elia of Southampton celebrates with manager Ronald Koeman after his first goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Eljero Elia scored twice to fire Southampton back into third place in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought victory at Newcastle. The Dutchma(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the Premier League match against Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/EPA

Tottenham Hotspur 5 Chelsea 3This was the evening Chelsea’s title pursuit, for the first time this season, was made to look fragile. Even unlikely. A (...)