Publicado: Sáb, Diciembre 02, 2017
Deporte | By Armando Espinosa

Mauricio Pochettino says book not to blame for Tottenham Hotspur's slump

Mauricio Pochettino says book not to blame for Tottenham Hotspur's slump

"The reality is the gap is massive with Manchester City", Pochettino added.

Gary Megson, West Brom's interim manager against Spurs on Saturday, was delighted to earn a point at Wembley and even Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho seemed relieved to beat them with a late goal last month.

"I'm so happy with him, he's so young, he needs to find his balance but I am happy with him", he told reporters.

And Pochettino is under no illusions as to what his side can challenge for in the remainder of the season.

"You must compete, you must fight, you must be focused and then the quality will appear". We started the game not in the right way and we conceded the opportunity to them to score. Leicester hung on in the second half for their first home win against Spurs since 2002.

The book, entitled Brave New World, is a searingly honest account that acts both as a biography of Pochettino's life and a reflection on their last season. "The performance was so poor". We should never have been in the situation where we were two goals behind. It was an honest book.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela

Slipping down the Premier League table, Spurs have won just a single match in their last five encounters.

Alli's dip in form has been particularly noticeable amid complaints over his consistency, although Pochettino insisted he was happy with the England midfielder, on whom there are always big expectations, and that it was normal for a young player to be "sometimes up and down". Admittedly, they lost to West Ham and Man United with the 29-year-old, but the defensive organisation has been a shambles without him.

But it was Kane's England teammate Vardy who stole the show yesterday morning. But Leicester showed more than us. The club was involved for a very good thing. He ran all day long and he got that special goal. I am so disappointed and frustrated because it is difficult to know why.

Pochettino demands fit players and but too many are struggling to get ahead of the curve, something the manager has acknowledged.

Mahrez has scored three times and handed out two assists in his last seven Premier League matches.

"For us to improve as a club we need to sign players with ambition". The goals from Jamie and Riyad were fantastic and this is amazing for the future.

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