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Pochettino not happy with Spurs’ performance in Southampton draw

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Pochettino on Spurs defeat

Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his disappointment in his side’s performance as they missed the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool on Sunday.

Spurs were frustrated by Southampton as the game ended 1-1 at St. Mary’s.

The hosts took an early lead as Davinson Sanchez diverted Ryan Bertrand’s low cross into his own net only 15 minutes into the game.

Premier League top scorer, Harry Kane then nodded home a straightforward header three minutes after to level both sides.

“The game was even,” Pochettino said after the draw.

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“We had more possession but we needed to be more aggressive and create more chances, The performance wasn’t great but the pitch didn’t help.

“You must give credit to the opponent, but I am not happy with our performance.

“We needed to move the ball quicker and create more, we made a lot of mistakes. The result is the result because football punishes us for not using the ball.”

The result extends Southampton’s run without a league win to 11 games, but they go a point off 17th-placed Stoke City.

Tottenham are two points adrift of the top four, and could go five points if Liverpool beat Swansea on Monday.

 

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