What Poch said after the West Brom embarrassment

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Mauricio Pochettino admitted that he was disappointed, rather than angry following Tottenham Hotspur’s embarrassing display at West Bromwich Albion.

An injury time goal from former Spur Jake Livermore ensured that the Baggies took all three points from the encounter, with Tottenham blowing the opportunity to bolster their Champions League hopes with a top four finish.

It was a shocking display, there was no attacking impetus. Harry Kane had another anonymous game, while all I can say about Erik Lamela is that I wish I could swap Toby Alderweireld’s future uncertainty and put him in his place.

Now Spurs fans are fearful that in true Spursy fashion, we could lose fourth place to Chelsea.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told the BBC: “Of course I am disappointed. We are in a race to be in the top four and play in the Champions League next season and that defeat disappoints us. It is certainly a bad feeling after the game.

“We dominated the game. We created enough chances but didn’t score. In the end West Brom have quality and physical condition at set pieces and can create problems for any team. If you do not score you put at risk the game.

“I am not upset or angry, only disappointed because we created chances and did not score. We need to be clinical.”

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  1. Then STOP dreaming that Kane’s the “real deal” and wake up and realise he’s NOT there yet. Why’s he not there? because we only spend on waste of space “backups” and NOT quality strikers to push Kane and make him “the real deal”. If you want to win things then stop allowing Kane to think he’s 1st pick every week and go buy someone that’s as good if not better to turn Kane into the player everyone keeps saying he is?

  2. Getting tired of Pochs nothing to worry about. He changed the line up and made the substitutions. Yes jes good but how hood in light of tecent performances?

  3. Getting tired of Pochs nothing to worry about. He changed the line up and made the substitutions. Yes hes good but how good in light of recent performances?

  4. If we fail to clinch 4th spot we shall be the laughing stock of the premier league as the chairman and manager have bottled it again.Do not blame the players,Kane is tired,Levy has FAILED to invest in a quality replacement,we do not have a plan B midfielder to spice up the attack.All we get are bargain basement players on their way down as the “new Stadium” must be paid for YET the chairman awards himself a massive pay rise.It has been very noticeable that the usual levy luvvies are not shouting out how much we have improved and how grateful we should all be that we are in such a strong position.Yesterday’s performance was typical Spurs over the last 10 + years.


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