Pochettino issues warning ahead of Cardiff City match


Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino admits his side face a tough battle against Cardiff City.

Spurs will be looking to start 2019 in winning ways when they travel to Wales on New Year’s Day and hope to put behind the disappointing end to last year following the 3-1 defeat at home to Wolves.

The second half display from Spurs was certainly one of the worst we have witnessed since Pochettino took charge.

Tottenham gave away possession a staggering 109 times against Wolves through misplaced passes and dispossessions which allowed the away side to come from one goal down to run out as comfortable winners with three goals in the last 45 minutes.

Another disappointing aspect about the second half was that Tottenham failed to register a single attempt at goal or create a significant opportunity which led majorly to our demise.

Cardiff go into the match having beat Leicester City courtesy of a late winner and have now won five of their last twelve matches in the league.

Pochettino told the official Spurs site: “It’s going to be tough, Cardiff are a tough team to play against,”

“We need to move on (after Wolves) and try to be ready to compete because we’re going to need big energy to play. We need to be prepared for a big battle and we’re looking forward to it.”

Pochettino added when quizzed about if he plans to change anything following the Wolves match: “Not too much, we’re not going to change because of a defeat. Of course, if you win it’s easier but we lost and now we keep going the plan that we designed and stick with it. That’s football – we need to accept the defeat and move on.”

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