Pochettino’s anger at yet another sloppy start

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Mauricio Pochettino has demanded improvement after another laboured start saw his Tottenham team slip to defeat at Leicester according to ITV Sport.

He was left to lament another  early conceded goal at the weekend as our faint Premier League title hopes were all but extinguished with the loss of valuable home points with a 1-1 draw against West Brom, who took the lead after just four minutes at Wembley.

The article adds that it was a similar story at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night as Jamie Vardy’s brilliant lov fired Leicester in front in the 13th minute. Riyad Mahrez, who was allowed to cut in from the right and add an equally good second goal with a trademark strike just before half-time.

Harry Kane scored a late goal to give us some faint hope but the article adds that the 2-1 defeat surely ends any chances we had of mounting another title challenge as in all likelihood we will be 16 points behind leaders Manchester City by tonight.

“I think we started so sloppy, that disappointed us a lot,” said Pochettino.
He added: “We spoke a lot about starting in a better way than we did against West Brom, but again we concede a goal. Then it was difficult to play. We need to learn from this that we need to start every game with the first idea to fight and compete.

Pochettino stressed “You must compete, you must fight, you must be focused and then the quality will appear. But Leicester showed more than us. Even though we had chances to score and stay in the game, we were poor.

He added: “I am so disappointed and frustrated because it is difficult to know why. The performance of the collective was so poor.
“If you compete and fight in the Premier League then the gap with quality is even. You cannot afford not to fight or compete and then try to go to play and win games.

“If you don’t fight and compete first then you are going to struggle and today was a very clear example of the team with no fight and not competing going 2-0 down and then chasing the rest of the game.
“But we need to stay calm and trust and be ready for the next game.”

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