Poch previews Everton match after tough defeat against Liverpool – ‘The best medicine’

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are back in action today in the Premier League as they prepare for their second away match on Merseyside in a week.

Spurs were one of the latest Liverpool victims at Anfield as they visited last Sunday, losing the match 2-1 against the league leaders.

However, the Lilywhites actually led the game inside the first minute when Harry Kane nodded home from a deflected Heung Min Son shot that rebounded off the crossbar.

Despite this, Spurs were unable to live with the Liverpool attack and goals from Henderson and Mo Salah saw the Reds come from behind to win.

Spurs will be hoping to kickstart their season against Everton today, Liverpool’s arch-rivals, with Tottenham coming into the match well in the bottom half of the table.

A win would close the gap on the top four chasers after Arsenal and Man United dropped points, while a loss would see Everton leapfrog Spurs.

Poch spoke about the Liverpool loss this week (Tottenham): “We’ve spoken a lot about the game, things we can do better. The team was very competitive. We were a little unlucky. Sonny had an unbelievable chance to score the second goal (to make it 2-0) and it was tough. We conceded and when we conceded, they increased their level. For sure, after we conceded the second, the team was pushing to come again but it didn’t happen. The small details make the difference and we need to be stronger. It’s true when a negative result arrives it’s always tough. We are there, we need time and we are going to find a way to (get) success again.”

On the mood in camp, he added: “It was a tough week, difficult, because when you lose a game it’s never easy to recover. At the same time, we’re working hard to be ready again because the competition doesn’t stop. It’s a situation that only we can fix by winning games. We know it’s our responsibility to deliver a performance on Sunday against a very good team like Everton, trying to win. That’s the best medicine.”

On Everton: “They have a very good squad, very good players. They need the points too, like us. It will be a very competitive game. I hope we can have a similar performance to last season (we won 6-2 at Goodison) but a win is most important for us. It would be great to win. We need victories and to build our confidence again.”

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