Mauricio Pochettino's response to 'rumours' about Tottenham bid for Ayoze Perez bid

Newcastle's players celebrate
Newcastle's players celebrate

Mauricio Pochettino has responded to speculation linking him with a January move for Ayoze Perez.

Perez scored a stoppage-time winner for Newcastle United against Pochettino's Tottenham side this afternoon.

The 22-year-old's late strike gave Steve McClaren's team 2-1 win at White Hart Lane.

And the result lifted the club out of the Premier League's relegation zone.

Tottenham understood to be weighing up a move for Perez in next month's transfer window, but Pochettino was non-committal on Perez.

Asked if he was interested in the Spain Under-21 international, he smiled and said: "Erm, I dunno.

"There's a lot of rumours in football, but I think that we are focusing on the game.”