“It can happen” – Poch philosophical about Tottenham’s defeat to Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham had a disappointing day at the office on Wednesday night as they fell to a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The defeat ended Tottenham’s title hopes and set the alarm bells ringing for the Spurs fans as they realized that Tottenham could be involved in a dog fight for the top four positions.

The defeat also puts a lot of pressure on Tottenham for the game against Arsenal tomorrow as Spurs know that a third consecutive loss would put the team just a point off their North London rivals.

What was particularly disappointing about Wednesday night was the fact that Spurs were non-existent as an attacking force, as they failed to register a single shot on target in the whole game.

However, Tottenham manager Marucio Pochettio has said that he felt the game was a pretty even contest on the whole, and that both of Chelsea’s goals came against the run of play.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference ahead of the North London Derby, the Argentine told Football.London, “I think it was an even game. We conceded from nowhere. If you watch the action, that is why we are so disappointed. From nowhere arrived Pedro’s goal and after you need to arrive to try to find an equaliser.

“Then we conceded the second goal. One shot on target for Chelsea and they scored twice. It can happen. We didn’t have one shot on target, although we hit the crossbar. We had some good actions, Harry Kane in the second half needed to score, a collective good action.”

“Sometimes that tough period happens and you don’t win and the opponent arrives and score. It happens to all the teams during ten months. That is why we need to stay all together, stronger, and keep our mentality and keep pushing, to bounce back and get the good feeling we had before these two games.”

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