What Pochettino said after the Man Utd defeat

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted that the defeat at Manchester United is possibly the worst performance of the season.

Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney found the net in a rampant first half display which was embarrasing to watch as a Spurs fan.

The performance lacked any shape in midfield and defence, making it all too easy for the home side.  United enjoyed success on the flanks, with the likes of Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend looking lost.

When asked whether it was Tottenham’s worst performance of the season, head coach Mauricio Pochettino said: “Maybe, yes.”

“We made a lot of mistakes. We never find the way we need to play and damage Manchester United.

“I think we made a lot of mistakes. This was the key.”

Spurs were being tipped to sneak into the Champions League places, but now they are six points adrift and Pochettino is a concerned man.

“I am worried about our performance,” the Argentinian said.

“You can lose here, but our performance was poor.

“We need to try and analyse and fix that.

“I think a lot of times today we showed a very poor performance.

“I don’t remember when was the last time we had a similar performance. We are all disappointed, not only me, all the team.”

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29 COMMENTS

  1. A clueless performance so much wrong on the pitch and off it,have we gone forward under Poch no this has
    been coming all season another Levy mistake.We need a proven winner on and off the field

    • Are you kidding, granted a poor performance But that happens to everyone,just look at our 5-3 Chelsea. The players let us down today not Poch, give the guy time I’m confident he’ll deliver glory on some level

  2. Until we get the right players in to make the balance right we will always struggle! too many passengers in the team and only Kane contributing regularly! Chadli Paulinho, Dembele, Soldado, Lamela need to go and players that contribute brought in.

  3. Well said Paul, we have covered up the cracks all season. Other than fitness and no injuries I can't see what Poch has brought to Spurs certainly not style and flair? He has got out of jail this season mainly on the back of Eriksen and Kane (both not good today). Yes its a young team but still too many ordinary players. The 2nd & 3rd goals today were schoolboy errors but overall we gave the ball away too easy.

    • One disastrous game and the gloom mongers crawl out from the pub. You remind me of the Wenger out brigade – after all what has he ever done for Arsenal ?
      Yes we were poor today, and individually most of the team were woeful. It happens, or do you never have an off day at work ? All true Spurs supporters know that we need to strengthen the team and lose some dead wood, but to blame Pochettino for one defeat is beyond ignorance ! If you can't get behind the team, when they lose or win, go and support Chelsea.

      • thank goodness someone on here speaks for the silent majority. We all know there is dead wood ,we need to give Poch at least two transfer windows to see what he can bring in and move on . People forget we bought 7 in and what a disaster most of them were.THEY were not his players!
        Its ridiculous to shout manager out every time we lose a match,everyone is gutted at the performance ,it happens ,get over it and cheer them on against Leicester and the remaining games and who knows what we can achieve.Mind you I wouldn't mind betting most of the"poch out brigade" didn't know we were playing Leicester Saturday let alone will be there

  4. Paul maybe your the clueless one. Spurs had a bad day at the office 11 players failed to turn up. Poch needs time to develop the team and bring in his OWN players and type of football. Same old story from so called spurs fans. Manager out, players poor sober up and give him 3 season then judge him. Joke.

  5. Bring back Sherwood!! LOL. Aston Villa have found out how to score goals under him and he wants passion from his teams. Passion was certainly lacking from Spurs today. They resembled Sunderland today rather than a top 4 side. The top 4 look to be Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd. 5th and 6th could be Liverpool and Southampton. Our defence was appalling, but then our goals against this year are more reminiscent of a bottom4 side than a top 4. It was the same last year. In fact our goal difference is invariably crap.

    No shot in the 1st half and only one on target in the whole game (Kane's effort near the end). PATHETIC!! Cambridge gave Man Utd a harder game than Spurs today.

  6. Its not Poch's fault, lets face it we only had Lloris, Vertongen, Kane, Dembele, and sometimes Rose, the rest are only making up the numbers, I'm amazed Townsend, Eriksen and Bentaleb get a game!
    Bentaleb is such a show pony he offers nothing, just like Lamela!
    Absolute legends in their own minds! Shame on you gents!
    Get some pride and heart!

  7. KYLE WALKER IS SPURS CONSISTENT PROBLEM NO FOOTBALL BRAIN ONLY SPEED , AMAZING CHECK THE STATS AND THE PASS COMPLETE RATE TAKE OUT THE BACK PASSES , I AM SURPRISED NO SUPPORTER IN THE UK OR COACH HAS FOUND THIS OUT , JUST ONE QUESTION SEE EVERY TIME THAT UNITED HAD THE BALL ANY PLAYER THEY LOOKED TO MAKE ONE PASS THAT IS TO OUR RIGHT BACK THEIR THEIR LEFT WING , SIMPLE ALL VAN GAAL TACTICAL TEAM HAD TO DO WAS WATCH THE PAST VIDEOS .

    • also thinks he can pass a ball thru an opponent …an i dont mean nutmeg… Amount of times i see an opponent close him down an he hits it straight at their legs. And god forbid if u can turn him round will not play it with his left would rather give ball away.

  8. Sorry gentlemen Poncho is not the answer never was,looking forward to next season dont bother if he's still there.Believe me I want us to to win everything but he is not the man.

  9. I’m more embarrassed by some of the comments here than our abject performance.

    If you really can’t see the progression under Poch you’re clueless.

    It was a bad day but that will happen with such a young group.

    If you’re stupid enough to shout about buying better players and spending more money then go support Chelsea. Developing youngsters is the only way we’ll be able to progress the squad and pay for a new stadium.

    I’m confident the group will learn from these performances ad I’m sure the Schneiderlin’s of this world did, 5 years ago when they started playing!!

    • We are fitter wow great progress
      Squares pegs round holes
      Inverted wingers
      Any manager that plays inverted wingers is clueless
      It simply does and has not worked
      Now this fool reckons danny rose is the best left back in the country
      The mans insane

    • Woodsy I couldn’t agree more with your comments… but I do beleive we are still 3/4 starting players short, would love to see Shawcross or Williams/ Toby added for CB, then push for realistic player ie Milner, konoplyanka, Jackson, Cabaye.

  10. I can't understand why everyone keeps blaming Poch. He's inherited a squad of players brought by previous managers. Give the guy some time and let him bring players in that he thinks will improve the team. I'm positive he will get things right, but it's not going to happen over night.
    One bad performance and everyone is looking for a new manager. What would you guys have said about him had we come away with 3 points?

  11. Life under our so called manager is hell.He has no knowledge of European football.The teams he puts out are boring slow, and tedious.When I think back to all the great football sides we have had.This is another Levy shame.Prehaps our chairman is just a little naive about the game.We have played so long now with one striker I think the fans expect it?You cannot win anything with one striker.The one descent striker we have is asked to do too much.Levy has a lot to be answerable to the fans.I picture him after a transfer window sitting counting all his money "What do the fans know,working class idiots…This is my Club"

  12. As much as the whole team was poor yesterday, I still don't understand how we've been winning with our two wingers. Townsend and Chadli don't contribute anything in our play every time. As much as Eriksen is a magician, most of times he's physically compromised. With Walker, I don't understand what happens. He sometimes looses his mind, but we've been better since he came back. I can't blame the coach for this game, even though I've thought Lamella is better than either Chadli or Townsend. There is a need to promote wingers from the development side.

    • How many goals has Lamela scored compared to both, particularly Chadli ? I agree they are all awful, but Lameduck offers as much as the other 2 , nothing.

  13. Spurs performance against Man United was poor & feel some of our younger players could have given better effort, than Lemela / Townend /Dembele / Chadi, who MUST be sold A.S.A.P with Soldado / Pauhinio Lennon / Chiches / Kuboul, because will be lucky to finish Top 6 with these players who are not fit to wear a Spurs shirt! BUY: Morgan / Jay If fully recovered? / Javier / Depray / Rabiot / Hector.

  14. If you guys are so good and better than the manager… you wouldn’t be here whining and talk shit! Just accept MU play exceptionally better against us that day….

  15. No No No MU didn't play better than us.
    Many Spurs players had feet of stone, some put up d white-flag n literally allowed d MU players to run at Spurs, without challenging them.
    Just look at d determination n hunger of d guy Feilianni, n Rooney running at SPURS as though, d Spurs players would step aside or gift them d ball n allow d MU attackers to have a go a poor Lloris., who couldn't much.
    Look at how d wing play of MU both wings tore into Spurs with ease, n attacked Spurs.
    FOR ONCE I DARED NOT LOOK.

    D experienced n aggressive FEDERICO needs more play time.
    Spurs need an agressive midfield commander like a Schneiderlin, who with a Victor Wanyama, mastered their game recently against a very strong Chelsea.
    AND AND Spurs needs Badly to get another strong, skillful Striker to take load off young Kane. Goodness sake also give Kane an able partner n some n some break, for Christ sake.
    SPURS R You Listening.

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