Pochettino reveals why Spurs getting knocked out the cup was fair

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a surprise early exit from the FA Cup yesterday, despite reaching the semi finals of the tournament for the previous two years running.

Spurs fell to a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the fourth round this time around, just four days after their Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea.

Pochettino was without Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Heung Min Son, and chose to rest Danny Rose, Harry Winks, and Christian Eriksen, with the latter not even included on the bench.

This severely weakened team proved to be no match for a determined Crystal Palace, who took the lead in the first 10 minutes and never gave it up.

They made it 2-0 in the first half after a moment of madness from Kyle Walker-Peters gave away a penalty, and ex-Spur Andros Townsend dispatched it.

Spurs missed numerous opportunities to claw their way back into the game, with the best falling to Nkoudou, and Trippier via the penalty spot.

However Pochettino described it as a fair result (Football London): “Yes, a fair result because they scored and we didn’t. I cannot say anything again about that. Of course we can talk about possession, we can talk about corners, about shots, about everything… but in football the truth is if you don’t score you don’t deserve to win games. They scored twice. Of course it’s a fair result.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. You are not real fans if you think we threw the match.

    Players need to be rested and top four finish is vital.

    Thought Foyth was outstanding. Would like to seehim replace Dier if Sissoko not available for Watford game or Sanchez if Sissoko available.

    Trippier needs counselling notabuse.

  2. I’m a Poch fan and whilst I agree the team that scores the most goals deserves to win despite the on field play. I have to say the clubs attitude to the Cups in recent years stinks !!! Traveling home from Palace yesterday was soul destroying and makes me wonder why us fans bother going to Cup Ties . I know it’s would be tough for supporters but I would love us to boycott all Cup ties no matter the round including any semifinal. Sure let’s go to a final if we ever get there as it proves the club have proved themselves worthy our Cup expenses . Will this happen of course not but it should !!!

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