Pochettino reveals how recent losses may be a ‘good’ thing

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have now lost three of their last four Premier League matches, suffering defeats at the hands of Burnley, Chelsea, and Southampton today.

Spurs also scraped a point in the North London Derby against Arsenal last week, but even that only came from a last minute penalty stop from Hugo Lloris.

The Lilywhites have picked up just a solitary point from their last 12 possible in the League, form that has seen them plummet from title challengers to possibly finishing outside the top four.

A lack of Champions League football next season would be a disaster for the North London side, especially with the new stadium ready for its first full campaign.

However, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has described how the recent losses in the League may actually be a good thing.

He believes the dropped points may make people realise the level they are actually at, as well as being a wake up call for any team ‘arrogance’.

He said (Football London): “Yes, but it’s good. It’s good because a lot of people now are going to realise our real level and maybe start to stop talking about the perception. It’s important now to know that we need to fight a lot until the end of the season. We are in the Champions League but of course the Champions League can disappear quickly and the Premier League is going to give the access next season to play again if you are in the top four. Of course I’m going to say what I said before. I am a little bit worried, this change too much from the first half to the second half is only one reason, it’s mental. It’s about complacency. It’s about arrogance in a bad way.

“You use the first half like an example, arrogance, playing with intention, focus, concentration, we matched them in everything and we were much better. In the second half it was arrogance in a bad way. I think it is a very good example for everyone of how you need to play for 45 minutes and how not to play for 45 minutes. That is of course the responsibility of everyone. I put myself ahead of everyone. I don’t want to blame someone or the team. I want to blame all of us, the club of course.”

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  1. Now can anyone tell me how much Toby is worth at the back. He is our rock at the back and we cannot play Jan without his partner. Give him a new good contract.

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