Pochettino on whether he will apologise to referee Mike Dean

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino’s men had a disappointing day at the office as they fell to a 2-1 loss against Burnley at Turf Moor.

After the game, Mauricio Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez had an angry altercation with referee Mike Dean on the pitch.

The Argentine seemed to be reacting to something that was said as he walked away from Dean. It was alleged initially that Pochettino was angry after the poor decision that led to Bunrely’s opening goal.

The corner from which Burnley opened their scoring from seemed to be wrongly awarded as replays showed the ball coming off a Burnley player last. The Argentine, however, rejected suggestions that it was that incident which he was angry about.

Despite being pushed for an answer, however, the 46-year-old failed to reveal what took place between him and Mike Dean and insisted that he had let his emotions get the better of him.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “One day I crossed the cables in my brain. Yes, it happens. It was weird and strange that it didn’t happen before during ten years. What happened there happened there. You know it’s something where the feelings and emotions are there.

“Something stupid happens and you react. I want to tell you that I was always under control. Never out of control, but you know what happened there happened there on the pitch.”

However, he said that Spurs will not use that as an excuse for their poor performance in the game.

He added, “Now I need to find the reason that we lost the game because of us, not to justify or find an excuse because of an action or different action. I think we didn’t deserve to win, maybe we had the control with the possession but it’s not enough.

“It should be easy for me to justify the defeat and blame someone but I think we need to blame ourselves.”

When asked if he will apologise to Mike Dean for his actions, Pochettino said, “Yes, maybe, yes. It’s a good point. Maybe I’ll go after.”

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  1. Pochettino has a point.

    Mike Dean has been in charge for 50% of the games spurs have lost this season and on each occasion has controversially affected the result.

    Pairs Morgan (Arsenal supporter) claimed that Mike Dean liked Spurs, this reverse psychology appears to have worked on Dean as he seams to be going out of his way to prove that he doesn’t. Last season he gave Arsenal an offside goal and a doggy free kick resulting in a 2-0 loss for Spurs.
    He appears to be continuing with this practice this season, all Pochettino is asking for is to be treated fairly and I believe that he has a right to expect that.


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