Poch asked about Spurs ball boy’s cheeky behaviour

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham came from behind to overcome Watford last night courtesy of two late goals. Watford went 1-0 up through a scrappy goal from Craig Cathcart and proceeded to slow the game down and waste a lot of time much to Spurs players’ and fans’ frustration.

Tottenham, however, got their revenge as they turned the game around through goals from Son and Llorente, after which it was the home side’s turn to slow the game down with Watford chasing the game.

Late in the match, there was a hilarious incident involving a Spurs ball boy who pretended not to notice Watford striker Issac Success demanding the ball to take a quick throw-in. Success forcefully took the ball off the ball boy’s hands and got booked for his troubles.

The ball boy in question then winked at the camera to indicate that he knew what he was doing. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the incident after the game, and he took a leaf out of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s book and claimed he did not see the incident.

The Argentine insisted that he was busy arguing with the fourth official over a foul on Son. Speaking in the post-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London, “I didn’t see (the ball boy incident). Because in that moment I was with Javi, I think it was Holebas that fouled Son in the action at the end. I was not watching, but in the moment Sonny shout and I said, ‘Oh, he killed Sonny’.”

“And Javi said to Kevin (Friend), the fourth official, ‘Come on, what did he do? From my point of view he didn’t touch’. So I was arguing about that, I promise I did not see what happened with Success, I didn’t see.”

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