Pochettino claims he was proud of his players’ second-half performance

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It was ninth plays 20th in the Premier League today, with both Tottenham and Watford underperforming so far across the 2019/20 campaign.

Tottenham broke their transfer record this summer to bring in Tanguy Ndombele, as well as introducing Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Clarke, and Giovani Lo Celso to the team.

However, instead of cutting the gap between Liverpool and Man City, Spurs seem to have fallen even further behind.

Compared to Liverpool’s 100% record in the Premier League, Spurs have won just three games from a possible nine so far.

The club’s losses have come against Newcastle United, Leicester City, and Brighton, with draws against Man City, Arsenal, and most recently Watford.

Spurs took on Watford at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon, but for the second Premier League game in a row, they conceded inside the first five minutes.

While Spurs upped their game in the second half against the Hornets and pulled one back, they were unable to secure the win they so desperately needed.

Despite the poor performance, Pochettino insists he was proud of the slight improvement in the second 45 (Football London): “First half for us was poor of course, but second half I need to tell you that I feel very proud and we fought and always took risks. We started the second half really well and Sonny provided good energy and the team was fighting and never gave up.

“In the end, we got the reward from Dele Alli’s goal and I think fully deserved. That is the first step to build our confidence and we need to stop to consider the poor goal that we conceded.

“Of course, when you analyse the situation after Bayern Munich it’s normal. We were with our confidence here (holds hand up high) and then after Bayern Munich, our confidence was on the floor. What happened against Brighton when we conceded a goal with the first action and the impact of losing your captain to a big injury, of course, that made it very difficult.

“Now it’s step by step and we will stay strong. It’s only football problems and we are football people. We will try to find a way and we are trying and doing things, trying to be solid to start performing in the way that we all expect that we need to.”

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