Pochettino laments opener

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The biggest disappointment from yesterday for Mauricio Pochettino was the way in which we conceded the opening goal – Ilkay Gundogan’s free header from a corner on 15 minutes.

City created plenty of chances, but we were well in the game up until the second goal from Kevin De Bruyne on 70 minutes.

We started well in the second half and Harry Kane forced a fine save from Ederson however we couldn’t sustain pressure in the final third.Raheem Sterling scored twice late before Christian Eriksen’s consolation in added time as City stretched their record winning run to 16 – they top the table by 14 points.

Pochettino said: “The result is bad, of course and we feel disappointed, but it’s important to explain the game. We cannot concede in the way that we conceded, a lack of concentration and focus and this situation changed the game.

He added:”Throughout the game we respected our ideas, but they were better. We tried, but in the end there is not too much to assess, not too much to say, we just have to try to lift the players and be ready to compete again next week.”

The mood was unsurprisingly low after the game and Pochettino said:”It’s normal, they are sad and disappointed, massive frustration,We tried to compete, we tried to win but in the end they were better and if you make some mistakes in this kind of game, you are going to lose.Yes, we’re disappointed because our expectation was different but now we look forward.”

Up next is a return North to face an inform Burnley side next Saturday at 5.30pm Can we get back to winning ways?

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