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Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham: Pochettino indignant at media

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Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham: Pochettino indignant at media

Pochettino indignant at media ‘disrespect’

Mauricio Pochettino accused journalists of “disrespect” after Tottenham started their Champions League marketing campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan.

Christian Eriksen put Spurs heading in the right direction to win in Italy however a late collapse noticed Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino targets give the hosts all three factors.

And the Argentine supervisor took situation with being requested about leaving Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld at dwelling.

“Towards Watford and in opposition to Liverpool, they have been on the pitch,” he stated.

“Wow, what a query, such a simple query? [It’s] straightforward to speak concerning the gamers that are not right here. I believe we have to speak about soccer. As a result of, you understand I believe you drive me to say one thing that’s not good.

“You disrespect the gamers that confirmed higher qualities than the opponent.”

World Cup semi-finalists Trippier and Alderweireld have been two of 5 modifications that Pochettino made to his beginning XI from Tottenham’s Premier League defeat by Liverpool on Saturday.

Whereas they stayed in England, the opposite three gamers omitted – Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura – have been all launched as substitutes on the San Siro.

Pochettino’s modifications didn’t stop Spurs from slipping to a 3rd consecutive loss for the primary time since he took over in 2014.

‘Generally you behave like the opposite 13 or 14 gamers are garbage’

Warming to his theme within the post-match media convention, Pochettino demanded: “Why disrespect the gamers that are not on the pitch?

“You may blame me and say, ‘Gaffer, you have been so, so garbage in your choice of the beginning XI’. However please do not disrespect the gamers who have been taking part in, as a result of it is my choice. Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld – now we have 25 gamers.

“And also you consider that and typically you behave such as you ask me along with your query, that you could play solely 11, and the opposite 13 or 14 gamers are garbage.

“Sorry, however I’m so disillusioned as a result of I’m an individual that respects you numerous and the gamers. When my choice is to play with an XI, you could respect my choice as a result of I’m the supervisor.

“I do not perceive. Sorry. It’s so painful to listen to when some individuals are not right here, and also you choose in that method, and also you kill gamers who give their finest.”


Chris Waddle, ex-Spurs and England winger on BBC Radio 5 reside

Tottenham gave all the things. They received themselves within the driving seat however they can not cope with set-pieces. Mauro Icardi was quiet all night, however one piece of magic modified all the things.

Spurs are a giant aspect so I have no idea why they concede so many targets from set-pieces. It is about taking duty. Tottenham have thrown it away by dropping deeper and deeper, they usually invited Inter on.

They’d have taken a draw earlier than tonight, however to lose it the best way they did, confidence will likely be even decrease now.”

BBC Sport – Football

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