Pochettino refuses to blame Hugo Lloris yet again

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur managed to shoot themselves in the foot yet again yesterday, clutching defeat from the jaws of victory as only Spurs can.

The Lilywhites started the match against Liverpool rather sluggishly, as has been a theme of late in the Premier League.

Liverpool took the lead early on through Roberto Firmino and continued to control the rest of the rest half, without creating too many clear cut chances.

After Pochettino changed the shape of his side at half time, they looked an entirely different outfit and dominated Liverpool for near enough the entirety of the second 45.

Despite drawing level through Lucas Moura and going close to a winner with Alli and Sissoko, Spurs ended up somehow losing the game 2-1.

After a high lofted ball was hoisted in towards Mo Salah at the back post, Hugo Lloris decided against coming out and collecting or clearing the ball.

The French keeper then palmed the resulting header straight out into a congested cluster of Spurs defender, seeing it rebound off Alderweireld and into the net.

Despite yet another mistake, Pochettino refused to blame his captain.

He said (Football London): “It was bad luck. Always bad luck. Many situations that happen in an action. Football is about being right in many actions. That is football. You accept that sometimes things happen, like an offensive player misses an opportunity, like a midfielder misses a pass, a centre-back sometimes does not defend well and sometimes the keeper you know, that is football and you have to accept that.”

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  1. Pochettino lives in a world of his own, where Spurs are ALWAYS the better team, ALWAYS unlucky to lose, and ALWAYS looking forward to a bright future. The reality is that Spurs peaked two years ago, and are clearly going backwards, with the PL’s best defence of 2016/17 on its last legs, Dier, Alli, Wanyama and Eriksen shadows of their former selves, and no sign of Levy loosening the purse strings with his billion pound NFL stadium to pay for. To judge from Pochettino’s increasingly odd comments about trophies being only about egos, not knowing where he’ll be next season, and various other pseudo-philosophical ramblings, I reckon his ‘project’ has run its course, and he knows it – if we don’t make top four this season we’ll be right back where we were in 2014 under the derided Sherwood, but with another five years of false dawns and missed opportunities to reflect on.

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