‘I am still in shock’ – Pochettino speaks out on touchline ban

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur hit the highs on Tuesday night as they beat Borussia Dortmund away from home to secure qualification into the Champions League quarter finals.

However, Pochettino has suffered a crash back down to earth ahead of his return to old club Southampton this weekend.

Pochettino received news earlier this week that he would be getting a two match touchline ban after his antics away to Burnley last month.

Following the final whistle at Turf Moor, Poch stormed onto the pitch and confronted referee Mike Dean in quite an aggressive manor, although he restrained himself from any physical contact.

The Argentine manager was frustrated with the refereeing of the match, particularly the ghost corner awarded to Burnley from which they scored their opener.

The Premier League have now decided that Pochettino crossed the line that day and should be punished by being banished to the stands for games against Southampton and Liverpool.

It is fair to say that Poch is not pleased (Football London): “I am in shock. I still think it’s unfair. I can do nothing. I still need to see the reasons but the letter has still not arrived. I am suspended for two games.

“This is my seventh season in England. You can see how I’ve behaved since day one. I was always a player, coach, who wanted to help the FA. Always try to behave in my best. I think always I was always so implicating to improve everything.

“It’s my first time here when I’m not completely right in my behaviour but I feel that it’s too much. I feel a bit sad with the punishment. I need to wait and see what they put on the letter and the reason to ban me with two games. That is unbelievable, no?”

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