Pochettino says it wasn’t Vorms fault for first goal

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham fans will be feeling sombre this morning after suffering their second straight defeat to the hands of Liverpool yesterday at Wembley.

The Spurs team failed to turn up as the whimpered to a 2-1 loss, a score line that significantly flattered them on the day.

In truth, Liverpool could have scored five or six if they had been at full gear, and made the most of the opportunities gifted to them by Spurs.

The sluggish performance came after Tottenham’s shock defeat to Watford last time out, and fans would have thought that a gritty and determined response was to be expected.

However, the 90 minutes at Wembley was riddled with laziness, sloppy passing and all round fatigue.

During the build up to Liverpool’s first, deputising keeper Michel Vorm came out to punch away a corner, but ended up hitting the ball backwards, and then failed to clear Wijnaldum’s header off the line.

Despite his glaring error, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame the Dutchman: “If you ask me if it was his mistake, I think it wasn’t his mistake. Maybe my vision is different. It was a complicated situation, with [Virgil van Dijk] in front of him with [Jan] Vertonghen and a few players there. It is not easy to take the ball.

“You know what happens and it is so unfair? Always when you lose, the players that are not on the pitch are the best, and that is the most unfair situation you can translate.

“Of course, if it is good it is good, and not good, not good. But I think it wasn’t his mistake. If you analyse the action then maybe you put the focus on a different player.

“Michel was involved and the team, which is responsible, and I am responsible. But it wasn’t the problem with not getting the three points today. I am happy with his performance. It is not easy in four seasons to be in the shadow of Lloris.”

Was Vorm at fault? Would Lloris have stopped the goal? Should Gazzaniga play the next game?

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    • Agreed and it’s seriously starting to effect the team.
      My six year old daughter would have saved both the goals Vorm conceeded.
      Dier has been just that for over.a.yeqr now in midfield.
      Dembele i do love but he’s not longer able to carry the team when we need him most.
      Kane needs to know he’ll be dropped of he’s not performing, yet instead he knows if he wants to play he’s playing.
      Eriksen is being messed about with positioning and it’s disturbing his play.

      Genuinely id like to see when fully fit:


      Tripps Toby Jan Rose


      Eriksen Lamela

      Son Alli Lucas

      I think Kane is too focused on his personal goals ie becoming the leading goalscorer that it actually costs us goals.
      Alli has shown he can play the target man well and with far less selfishness in that role.
      Son and Lucas could link up and do a great job like Vardy and Marhez did at Leicester.
      Lamela and Eriksen have the ability and focus to link play from a deeper role whilst also helping Wanyama out with the defensive side of the game (as do Winks, Amos, Dembele and Sissoko to some extent).
      Wanyama, Dier, Dembele or Vertonghan if needed could all play in the pivot role.

      The defence speaks for itself.
      Overall I think it would provide good balance to the team in both attack and defence whilst getting the best out of our players.

      It would also eliminate all the focus being on Kane to deliver and may make him realise there more to the game than getting the goals (as I feel he’s become such a selfish, single minded player)

      I know everyone wont agree but just my opinion


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