Pochettino’s reaction to Rose’s revelation about his Arsenal team talk

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham played out their first draw of the season last Saturday against their North London rivals Arsenal at Wembley. It was the Gunners who took the lead on the day through an early goal by Aaron Ramsey.

While Spurs pushed Arsenal back and created some good chances in the first half, they failed to hit the back of the net and thus went into the half-time interval a goal down.

Danny Rose revealed after the Derby that it was Pochettino’s inspirational half-time team talk that helped galvanise the players as they were staring down the barrel of a third straight defeat in the Premier League.

The full-back described the Argentine’s team talk as one of the best things he has witnessed in football and said that he felt as if he was going to war walking out for the second half.

When Pochettino was asked about Rose’s comments, he refused to reveal what he said to the players but said that he was proud of how they reacted to the message.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “That’s private (the team talk). If they want to share, fantastic. I am not going to share my words.”

When he was told that Rose had found his talk to be inspiring, Pochettino responded, “It makes me feel very proud. It was a message we wanted to translate was for a massive effort in the second half.

“Always the coaches we not only try to provide players with best tools, with the motivational side too and if they got the message in the way he explained it’s a beautiful thing. If they felt that I feel proud.”

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