Pochettino: Spurs showed they can compete with City

Date published: Monday 16th April 2018 1:06

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he saw enough in his side’s performance against Manchester City to be confident for the future.

Spurs were beaten 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday during a weekend of results that saw City go on and be crowned Premier League champions for a third time.

It was Tottenham’s first league defeat since losing to Pep Guardiola’s side in December’s reverse fixture, a run of 14 games, but Pochettino saw the positives.

“After 14 games unbeaten, it was a massive, massive run for us,” he said.

“We played Liverpool, United, Arsenal, Chelsea and 14 games unbeaten I think the players deserve full credit.

“We are disappointed but not frustrated or sad because when we increased our level and showed our real quality we showed we can compete against Manchester City – the best team in England.

“That is why I am not concerned about the future. Yes it was 20 minutes where we were really poor but I am not worried because I think the team competed really well.”

 

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