“We got lucky” admits Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Mirror are reporting that Mauricio Pochettino admitted Spurs got “lucky” in Wales after a controversial win in the wet.

We took an early lead from an offside header from Fernando Llorente in the 12th minute and theoretically we then should have been reduced to 10 men after the break when Davinson Sanchez hacked down Martin Olsson, when already on a booking.

Swansea came mightly close to equalising as Jordan Ayew and Mike van der Hoorn both went desperately close.

However we went on to clinch victory with an 89th minute goal courtesy of Dele Alli’s ninth of the season.

And Pochettino admitted: “Maybe it was offside.Always in football you need some luck to open the games and perhaps Swansea are right to complain.But in the end we deserve the victory.We are very pleased and happy because the conditions were terrible.”

The article goes on to say Pochettino subbed Davinson Sanchez in the 59th minute, four minutes after the defender escaped a possible second caution for a clumsy lunge with Pochettino adding “We were all were worried about the second yellow card.
It wasn’t bad but the fans can make an impression on the referee and make a problem and we prefer to take off.”

New Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal complained the first goal should not have stood and revealed: “The linesman apologised about the game, it was a mistake. He also added:”Pochettino is a clever manager because he substitute Sanchez in that moment and he knows why he substitute him.”

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