What Mauricio Pochettino said after the defeat to Liverpool

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino claimed he was not disappointed after Tottenham Hotspur were condemned their second successive Premier League defeat for the first time since the final two games of the 2015-16 season.

Spurs were outclassed in all departments against a Liverpool side who maintained their 100% start to the new campaign.

It was a strangely subdued performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who changed formation in the early stages and never seemed to get to grips with Liverpool’s pace and quick passing in midfield.

However, the Spurs boss has failed to panic (in public at least) and instead focused on the fact that we should have been awarded a penalty in injury time.

Heung-min Son was fouled in the penalty area by Sadio Mane and referee Michael Oliver incorrectly pointed for a goal kick, rather than the penalty spot.

Pochettino told BBC Sport: “I am not disappointed. In the second half we made mistakes but we were pushing. The goals we conceded came from our own mistakes, but I am calm – we need time to get to our best. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

“Plus, I think it was a penalty at the end by [Sadio] Mane on Son [Heung-min]. If we had scored that penalty it would have been 2-2 and we would be having a different interview.”

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  1. Well I was certainly disappointed!

    Yes the two goals were from sloppy errors but we were outplayed for most of the match and they should/could have been out of sight. Very lacklustre performance and none of our players really look sharp, fit or firing at present, except possibly Moura.

    I will cut Winks some slack after his long lay-off but Poch should have subbed earlier. We were crying out for some pace and energy.

    Probably was a pen at the end but we’re clutching at straws there really. Awful awful performance.

  2. Completely out thought and outplayed. Score flattered us. We got what we deserved, nothing. But hey, we’re happy with the squad so no problems !!! 5 games in and looking like a brain dead rabble with a GK that couldn’t save stamps.

  3. Seriously! Pochettino says “we need time to get to our best”. Excuse me! And when is that going to happen? The season is underway. I would think that should be by now. Not at the end of the season.

  4. No we were not outplayed . We just didn’t play! Liverpool did not win it . Somehow Spurs were just at a loss for what ever reason.Many blamed Vorm but most others were equally calpable . However there is light at end that is form of Lamela and Moura and return of Winks and Wanyama.


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