Pochettino snaps at reporter over question following Liverpool loss

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur struggled to get hold of the ball in midfield yesterday against Liverpool as the gave away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Anfield.

Spurs have now won just four games from fourteen this season and have slipped into the bottom half of the Premier League as a result.

Pochettino started with the five-man midfield against the league leaders, made up of Heung Min Son, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, and Christian Eriksen.

However, Dele and Winks found it hard to get any foothold in the game, Christian Eriksen was given a torrid time by Andy Robertson, and Sonny found his defensive positioning a little tough.

Sissoko and Son were the only ones who showed any ability to carry the ball out of defence and through the midfield to create chances, which led to a Harry Kane goal and a later chance that saw Son hit the bar.

Record signing, Tanguy Ndombele, was left on the bench to the surprise of many, only coming on late in the second half.

One journalist implied that the Frenchman made a big difference and asked Poch if he was ready to start more games, a comment the Argentine seemed to dislike.

Poch snapped (Football London): “Big difference? Doing what?

“I think be careful how we assess. I was talking to some of your colleagues before the game. With 29 players in the squad it’s so important to rotate and keep them all motivated to play. He played on Tuesday in the Champions League and I think Harry Winks was fresh to play.

“That’s normal and what we need from players from the bench to make an impact. But of course, he’s doing good passes. He’s fresh. That’s normal. If it’s the opposite we have a problem.

“You know, it’s our decision and decisions that like a coach or manager you need to take and of course we are now in a position that we need to identify, but the places are so open. On the pitch can play one or another but in the end, the performances are similar.”

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