What Poch said after the Man City defeat

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Mauricio Pochettino admitted that he was frustrated after watching his Tottenham players fail to capitalise on some fantastic chances in front of goal as they lost 1-0 to Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

Eric Dier, Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane all had the opportunity to put us ahead in the game before Sergio Aguero netted to extend his lead at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts to Kane’s frustration.

The defeat almost certainly extinguishes Spurs’ hopes of Champions League qualification and left head coach Mauricio Pochettino frustrated.

With three games left to play, the best we can now aim for is a Europa League spot, however fans seem torn on whether they want us to play in the competition for yet another season when it has an apparent setback on our Premier League form.

“I’m feeling very disappointed with the result but at the same time I was happy with the performance because it was very good,” he said.

“We deserved more this afternoon. I think that we managed the game, the tempo and we created more chances than Manchester City but we didn’t score. In football, if we don’t score, it is difficult to win the game.

“I think that today Aguero was very effective. He created two or three chances and scored one.

“He is one of the best players in the world – I think I repeat this every time that we play against him but it is true.

“But it is true in the first half I think we deserved more. We created a lot of chances, the second half too.

“Manchester City I think not only had Aguero but Joe Hart, who was man of the match. I think he saved the result and had a brilliant performance.”

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