Pochettino explains why he said ‘nothing’ to players after Bayern thrashing

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Dom Le Roy

One would have expected Mauricio Pochettino to have handed a rollicking to his players after being taken to the cleaners by Bayern Munich.

After all, Spurs completely capitulated in the second half as the visitors hammered home goal after goal. The players’ heads noticeably dropped in the final stages of the game with nobody taking the responsibility to shut up shop and avoid being embarrassed.

With some players’ commitment already being questioned by a number of fans coming into the game, this result did little to ease concerns about possible behind the scenes issues.

However, Pochettino has revealed that he didn’t say anything to the players after that defeat as they were already hurting badly from the result.

The Argentine insisted that it was important to wait until the raw emotions have disappeared to dissect the result. He also reiterated the importance of staying calm and not getting carried away by the 7-2 thrashing.

Speaking during the post-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London, “It’s difficult to talk now. I say nothing. It’s a moment to stay all together.

“You can imagine that we can’t talk now because it’s a situation where we need to be calm first. After that, we will talk tomorrow, not today.

“Today is a moment where we all know how we feel, very disappointed. The feelings, of course, are not so good. Now it’s a moment to be calm and not make a mistake.

“After a result like today, it’s very important to stay calm. We are not going to fix anything by shouting or talking now when the emotion is on the skin.”

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While this result is almost impossible to swallow, I believe Pochettino’s doing the right thing by not reacting emotionally straight after the game. However, when he looks back on the game to analyze where things went wrong, I hope he decides to abandon the diamond formation that he seems to have become a fan of.

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