'We didn't recognize the plan' – Pochettino disenchanted with Tottenham draw


Mauricio Pochettino accused his Tottenham avid gamers of lacking combat in the 2-2 Champions League draw at Olympiakos and urged that they needed to work more difficult on the psychological side of their game.

Spurs began badly on the raucous Karaiskakis Stadium absolute best to model a 2-zero lead in opposition to the run of play – courtesy of Harry Kane’s penalty and a rasping drive from Lucas Moura.

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but as they’d carried out at Arsenal in the most popular League firstly of the month, conceded for two-1 just ahead of half of-time – a physique blow to their psyche – after which shipped an equaliser after the interval. After the in shape, Pochettino failed to hold again alongside along with his criticism.

“i think very upset,” the supervisor said. “in the first half of, I wasn’t happy with the efficiency. From the beginning we had a plan, and we didn’t acknowledge the plan. That’s what upset me one of the vital. I advised them at half-time. We scored two excellent pursuits alternatively for individuals who analyse the effectivity most efficient, it wasn’t nice.

'We didn't get pleasure from the plan': Pochettino disillusioned with Tottenham draw

“We conceded a substantial amount of possibilities and one of the best ways we conceded the first goal was once so painful. We didn’t translate from Saturday [in the 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace] the aggressivity that is needed in these video video games. We had been slightly of bit better in the 2d half of, however conceded a very tender penalty.”

Pochettino was once requested regarding the similarities to the Arsenal game. “It’s easy to provide an reason for. after we don’t specific the depth that the competitors calls for, we combat. we are not speaking in regards to the prime quality of gamers. we’re talking about focal point, focus, anticipation. How over and over again did we await the motion? How over and over have been we now not productive like now we have been in opposition to Palace?

“It’s no longer about techniques or quality avid gamers but the stage of combat. you wish to have to swimsuit the opponent in aggressivity, pleasure, motivation. that’s the primary demand – you wish to work. It’s no longer best the accountability of one explicit person; it’s each person’s responsibility.

“it’s not that you can think of how we started tonight and it’s a big difference to Saturday. It’s crucial disappointment. we are able to discuss scoring twice and taking part in better 2d 1/2 of, but this season we are conceding quite a couple of probabilities and plenty of targets. We need to trade that. the one method is to be further traumatic. instruction should be harder. Psychologically more difficult.”