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VAR at risk of changing the spirit of football, says Pochettino – video

By | 3rd November 2019

Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, raised his concerns about the use of VAR after his side’s 1–1 draw with Everton, which was overshadowed by a horrific leg injury suffered by André Gomes. Pochettino argued that the referee should have used the techno…


‘We felt empty’ – Spurs boss Pochettino reflects on Champions League defeat by Liverpool – video

By | 25th October 2019

Before their Premier League meeting on Sunday, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino were asked to reflect on June’s Champions League final, which was the last time the teams met.”It was tough – it was all or …


‘We will bounce back’: Pochettino on Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton – video

By | 5th October 2019

The Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino, addressed his team’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, saying Spurs would bounce back stronger. ‘We need to feel the responsibility and take charge of that responsibility,’ he added. I…

Ashamed, embarrassed, hurt: Tottenham reaction to 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich – video

By | 2nd October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur suffered their heaviest home defeat in Europe as Serge Gnabry struck four goals for Bayern Munich in a 7-2 romp to seize control of Champions League Group B on Tuesday. ’I feel extremely hurt. Ashamed’, said a crestfallen Jan Ver…

Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino: We need to be all together, not to have different agendas – video

By | 25th September 2019

Tottenham’s turbulent week continued as they lost to League Two side Colchester United in the Carabao Cup. The tie finished 0-0 before Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost 4-3 on penalties. Speaking after the game the Tottenham manager admitted, ‘When you h…

Pochettino praises ‘fantastic’ Spurs performance despite defeat at Leicester – video

By | 22nd September 2019

James Maddison hit a late winner as Leicester came from behind to stun Tottenham, but Mauricio Pochettino played down the result, saying Spurs’s performance was good after a Champions League trip to Greece on Wednesday. Leicester manager Brendan Rodger…

Christian Eriksen ‘happy’ at Spurs despite transfer speculation, insists Pochettino – video

By | 12th September 2019

Christian Eriksen is settled at Tottenham Hotspur despite failing to secure a move out of the club in the summer transfer window, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said. Eriksen is in the final year of his contract and had reportedly set his sights on a …

Pochettino calls Spurs exit rumours ‘stupid’ before derby – video

By | 30th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted on Friday he will not walk away from the club after Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal.Rumours surfaced on Thursday night that the Argentinian will quit, leading to some bookmakers no long…

Van Dijk ‘very proud’ to win Uefa Player of the year Award – video

By | 30th August 2019

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has won UEFA’s Player of the Year award.The Dutch centre-back was a crucial member of the side that claimed Liverpool’s sixth Champions League trophy, and finished Premier League runners-up to Manchester City by a sin…

Pep v Poch: Spurs manager jokingly suggests one-on-one competition with Guardiola – video

By | 17th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino jokingly suggested a one-on-one football competition between him and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to determine who is better at football.The Argentinian manager also said that he believes Guardiola…