Premier League boss heaps praise on Poch and says Spurs were unlucky against Bayern

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham Hotspur go into their game away to Brighton in the Premier League off the back of just about the worst result possible on Tuesday.

Spurs welcomed Bayern Munich to the new White Hart Lane, but were happy to see the back of them come the final whistle.

Despite the fact that Tottenham went 1-0 up and looked the better side in the opening 25 minutes, Bayern managed to battle back and humiliate Pochettino’s men 7-2.

Spurs have won just three games from ten across all competitions this season and are in desperate need of an impressive win against Brighton.

Even with just three wins in the Premier League, Tottenham are still in sixth and just a point off Arsenal in fourth, so it is all to play for still.

Brighton boss, Graham Potter, has now claimed that Spurs were unlucky against the German Champions on Tuesday, stating that it was not a seven-goal game on paper.

He also heaped praise on Tottenham’s start to the game and the job Pochettino has done in North London.

He said (Independent): “It was a really good game, from a neutral perspective. Tottenham were fantastic at the start of the game, they could have been two or three-nil up.

“Some really impressive play, pressing, put them under pressure and then Bayern grew into the game, were very clinical. If you look at the expected goals model, it’s not a seven game.

“But that’s what can happen sometimes with the quality of play on the pitch. It was a good game to see.

“For us, we focus on ourselves and what we have to do. It’s a home game against a top team with a top manager and we have to play well.

“What he’s [Pochettino] done at that club, I have the utmost respect for.

“He’s competed at the top of the league, restructured in terms of into a new stadium, not competed in terms of the resources at the very, very top but still in the top four above big teams.

“The style of football I really like, flexible, Champions League finalists (in June) – I think he’s done a wonderful job.”

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