Pochettino issues apology – ‘It’s not the way to behave’

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur saw their title challenge take a significant blow at the weekend, as Sean Dyche’s Burnley caused an upset with a 2-1 win at Turf Moor.

Spurs went into the game needing a win to close the gap between themselves and the Premier League leaders to just two points.

Come the end of Sunday, Spurs would have been just three behind Liverpool and two behind City, with it all to play for.

As it stands, the Burnley loss sees Tottenham six points adrift, with a mountain to climb if they are to have any hope of clinching the trophy.

The loss came in frustrating circumstances as well, with Burnley’s opener coming from a corner that never should have been given.

Pochettino was unhappy with some of the refereeing decisions such as this, and certainly let Mike Dean know come full time as the ref and manager came to blows.

Poch has since been charged, accepted the charge, and issued this apology (Football London): “Yes I will accept that charge. Watching after on the video from the TV, my behaviour, I think I need to accept the charge from the FA. At the same time I need to apologise to Mike Dean. Right or wrong in the way that I wanted to complain, I cannot behave in that way. Of course I want to apologise to Mike Dean, all the referees who were involved there. I think it’s not a way to behave and of course I’m going to accept the charge from the FA.”

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