Pochettino claims it is impossible for Tottenham to get worse

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham Hotspur have now taken just five points from their opening four Premier League games this season, which looks pretty poor on paper.

This already leaves them seven behind the League leaders, Liverpool, who have twelve out of twelve points so far this year.

However, Tottenham have already played away matches against Man City and Arsenal, losing neither of them as they both ended 2-2.

This is more than most will get from the two big six clubs this year, so those can be seen as positive results, even if Spurs were leading Arsenal 2-0.

The North London Derby draw comes a week after Tottenham’s shock loss at home to Newcastle United, which will be the one fixture that sticks out and stings Poch and the players.

The Lilywhites will need to cut these types of performances and losses out of their game if they are to compete for silverware this season.

However, Pochettino remains positive as he claims that it is impossible for Spurs to get worse. Asked if Spurs should have won after going two up, he said (Football London): “Yes, that goal that we conceded in the last action of the first half gave the belief to Arsenal. Of course, it was a big emotional hit for us because from here in one action you were down. For them the same they were down and suddenly their emotion was high and the belief in football is about emotions.

“I thought the team recovered really well after half-time. We created a lot of chances to score the third goal. I thought it was very important for us, it’s not the table or the points, it’s to recover the good feelings after Newcastle and the summer and all that happened in these last four weeks. That is most important. Worse impossible, only we can improve.

“We have positives, we have the quality and we need to build again to create the togetherness to perform in the way that team can perform. In the previous three games I think the team didn’t show all the quality they have.”

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