Tottenham fell to their second consecutive Premier League defeat this afternoon as they lost 1-0 to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Pochettino’s men started the game well, as they created several chances only for Mark Travers in the Bournemouth goal to produce some unbelievable saves on his debut to stop the visitors from taking the lead.
Towards the end of the first half, Spurs suffered a massive blow as Son Heung-Min was shown a straight red after lashing out at Jefferson Lerma.
To make matters worse, Juan Foyth who was introduced at the interval, also saw red just three minutes into the second half for a lunge on Jack Simpson.
Spurs were thus faced with the impossible prospect of playing almost an entire half with just nine men.
However, Pochettino’s men fought valiantly and almost walked away with a point, only for Nathan Ake to score in stoppage time to break Spurs’ hearts.
After the game, the Tottenham manager insisted that it was important for the team to move on quickly from the defeat and that he wasn’t going to waste too much time analysing the game.
Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “That is football. It’s impossible to manage everything. That is cruel because I think after fighting for all the second half with nine players, conceding the goal in the last minute is always cruel but that is football.
“They are the circumstances that we must accept and we need to move on because now it’s wasting time in analysing too much because we have ahead two games, the semi-final against Ajax and at the weekend against Everton, two finals that depend on us. The most important thing now is to move on.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Pochettino is certainly right as the players did little wrong in the game. Tottenham would have taken the lead in the first half if not for some inspired keeping from the debutant in the Cherries goal. The two red cards either side of the interval seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Lilywhites but they showed tremendous resilience to hang on until so late.
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