Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last night was officially Pochettino’s first Premier League game in which his side failed to register a single shot on target.
In fact, there was only one shot on target in the entire game, and that came from Chelsea’s Pedro.
The second goal for the Blues came late on after a mix up between Lloris and Trippier, with the latter passing the ball into his own net.
Tottenham failed to create anything going forward, with their best chances coming in the form of a long-range Harry Winks shot that hit the crossbar, and a miscued Harry Kane volley.
Both sides defended reasonably well up until Chelsea’s opener when Ben Davies let Pedro run in behind unchallenged, and Alderweireld got in a muddle in the box.
Spurs now head into the North London Derby this weekend knowing that a loss will see Arsenal climb just a point below them in the table.
Pochettino was asked whether the lack of shots was due to Chelsea’s defence, or his side’s shortcomings (Football London): “Always, for me, when your performance is not good enough it’s always because of us. Of course, the opponent did their job, but they only had one shot on target too. We didn’t shoot, well we did have shots but we had a lot of shots blocked, always, but it wasn’t a great game to watch. Of course very disappointed, but we need to look forward and move on.”
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