Pochettino not worried about damaging his legacy after heavy defeat

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur certainly added a few pages to their history book last season in the Champions League with an incredible run all the way to the final.

Unfortunately, they could not bring the trophy back to North London, but the final itself was a huge achievement for the squad considering where they started five years ago.

The club would have wanted to continue that European dream in a similar fashion this season, perhaps even going one better and winning the competition.

However, it hasn’t exactly been the ideal start for the Lilywhites in the group stage so far.

Spurs gave up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiacos away from home in game week one, before being humiliated by Bayern Munich 7-2 at the new stadium this week.

Despite this, the most goals conceded in the club’s history, Pochettino is not worried about damaging the long-lasting legacy of his time at Tottenham Hotspur as he looks to recover their best form.

He said (Football London): “We know very well that type of defeat always brings consequences, and that is a lot of opinions and criticism. Monday I was the best and after Tuesday I am the worst. That’s the reality when you lose and you cannot defend yourself.

“I’m not worried about affecting your legacy. Of course, I’m not happy with this type of result. If you want to take that in a negative way, of course. If a positive way. I can’t change your opinion. You’re going to take it how you want and assess it how you want. I’m here trying to be the most honest, trying to explain when we win is easy because you don’t need to justify your decision. When you win all is easy.

“When you lose, you need to explain why. That’s it. Football is a game to enjoy and when you don’t win it’s difficult to enjoy but you cannot create a drama. We’re not going to create a drama. We working to try to find the best way to recover your feeling. You want to work in an environment when you win more than lose. The players are the same. The fans are the same. We feel the energy, we feel strong to keep working all together to recover the best feeling.”

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