Poch picks out Blades quality Tottenham struggled to ‘match’

Date published: Saturday 9th November 2019 5:53

Mauricio Pochettino admitted Sheffield United deserved a point against his side as Tottenham struggled “to match their energy” in the 1-1 draw.

Son Heung-min gave Spurs the lead only for the hosts to be pegged back by George Baldock’s strike, in a performance that will do nothing to ease the mounting pressure on the Argentinian manager.

Pochettino told BBC: “It was an even game, difficult for us – they are a very good, organised team, it was difficult to play in the first half, second half we were better. Overall, it’s a fair result.

“We knew very well how they play, they got a draw in Chelsea and they are playing so well. The most difficult thing for us was to match their energy. In the second half we were much better and matched them. I think they deserve one point.

“The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect. We try to build confidence, the team is in a period where we are finding the best balance.

“I need to look forward and keep working and try to improve. We are not in a good position in the table.”

On the disallowed goal: “It happened with us against Leicester, similar to today. This type of situation is difficult to talk about but I think every single fixture we are talking about the VAR!”


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