Pochettino shows that he has learnt his lesson from Mike Dean confrontation

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have made the Champions League semi finals at Man City’s expense, but they would have felt hard done by this afternoon.

City managed to score against Spurs at the Etihad after just four minutes yet again, a deficit Spurs were never able to recover from.

It wasn’t through a lack of chances though, as Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura both had multiple opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net.

While three points lost does dent Tottenham’s top four pursuit, they still have a good chance of finishing in the Champions League spots.

One contentious moment in today’s game came as Dele Alli chested the ball down away from goal, only for Kyle Walker to seemingly use his arm to deflect it away.

No penalty was given, and no VAR was in use, put Pochettino was asked his opinion on the matter after the match. It seems he has learnt his lesson from the Mike Dean incident.

Poch said (Football London): “I’ve nothing to say. It’s always about the interpretation of the referee. For sure if I watched the match from this action I could have a better idea of what happened. Nothing to say and nothing to complain. That’s football. Sometimes it’s for you, sometimes against you. We trust in the referee and trust in their decisions much better than any system. Always I’m going to defend and back the decision of the referee.”

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