It has been a difficult few days for the Tottenham players, staff, and fans after that historic humiliation at their own new stadium on Tuesday night.
Spurs started the game well under the lights in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, taking the lead through Heung-min Son with the South Korean spurning two other good opportunities.
However, once Bayern managed to get one goal on the board, Spurs found it impossible to stop them, with each strike sucking more energy and fight from the Lilywhite legs.
The match ended in embarrassment for Spurs, with the scoreline reading 7-2, and the entire footballing world ridiculing the North London club for the last couple of days.
Spurs have the chance to silence their critics again with a win away to Brighton tomorrow lunchtime, knowing that anything less than three points will continue the media onslaught.
Pochettino has been talking today in his press conference at Hotspur Way about the mood around camp and the attitude he and his players are taking after the 7-2 thumping.
Poch said (Football London): “Like always our responsibility is to assess the game and take ideas to try to improve. It was a really strange game. After the first half, no one expected the result in the end. Our first 30-35 minutes we did really, really well. At half-time, I was so proud of the players. Sometimes things happen in football that you need to accept when every single shot from Bayern Munich was inside the goal.
“In this situation what can you do? Nothing. Stay all together. It was tough, the result was tough because you conceded seven goals. Now to stay calm, believe in our potential like a team. Stay together, start to create a normal environment, knowing that we need to bounce back. In the end, at least it was only three points that you lost. Everything is open.
“We need to keep working. In your life, as a manager or a player, sometimes these type of periods happen that no-one wants. We need to accept that it can happen in football and we need to face this difficult moment. All together we are going to find a way to bounce back and win games, that’s the most important – to win games and change the perception and emotions and start to stay happier than we are today.”
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