Mauricio Pochettino

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He didn’t say it was impossible, just that it wasn’t easy. Most of the time the team that scores first goes on to win. When you score first it puts control of the match in your hands and you can just wait for the opponent to come out and kill the game.

If you think it was easy for us to come back against Villa and City then you must have been watching different games, we were labouring big time against Villa and won thanks to a lucky bounce through to Kane. We were swamped by City and somehow snatched something, saved only by VAR at the end. We are not good enough to keep giving daft goals away thinking we can just score 2 or 3 goals a game. We are not that type of team right now, we haven’t been for a long time.

First priority for Poch has to be finding a team that can consistently keep clean sheets. Then we can go from there.



We already put on our attacking subs and the remaining options were Gazzaniga, Davies, Vertonghen, Dier and Skipp. The closest thing to an attacking player we had from that lot was Davies, Rose didn’t have one decent cross or pass all game so why not sub him off? Poch tried to send him away to Watford on the last day of the window, if Davies and Sessegnon were fully fit he wouldn’t even be involved.
I appreciate that fact but if it is possible to do it away from home against decent sides (Ajax/City...regardless of luck) then surely the task is relatively 'easier' when you are at home and the team you are playing is one of the worst in the league. Why do you put words into my mouth ? I never said I thought it was easy for us to come back against Villa or City but the team did it and they did so with a spirit and commitment to the task that was visibly lacking today. That kind of attitude tends to bring it's own luck because you are constantly applying pressure and creating chances. First shot on target for us today...33rd minute...says it all.
If Poch's first priority is keeping a clean sheet then a very close second has to be where the goals are going to come from. I don't mind Spurs conceding just one goal every game and never having a clean sheet all season, as long as we can go up the other end and put two past the opposition.
 
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When looking at our form from the end of last season, it makes for pretty dire reading, I myself didn't even realise how bad it was.

Out of our last 15 games PL games, we have 8 losses, 3 draws and 4 wins.

If we take that sort of form into this season we will be bottom half of the table and it looks like we are so far.

It's not looking good and the manner of those defeats make it even worse, like today for example.

Something needs to drastically improve or something needs to change, it's that simple imo.
 
When looking at our form from the end of last season, it makes for pretty dire reading, I myself didn't even realise how bad it was.

Out of our last 15 games PL games, we have 8 losses, 3 draws and 4 wins.

If we take that sort of form into this season we will be bottom half of the table and it looks like we are so far.

It's not looking good and the manner of those defeats make it even worse, like today for example.

Something needs to drastically improve or something needs to change, it's that simple imo.
One of the things Poch did so well after his first season was making us a tough team to beat.
We went unbeaten at home in 16/17 and had moved away from the accusations of being a soft team in the past.

We now seem to have gone backwards and are giving up defeats far too easily.
 

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Not being funny but Pochettino cannot blame the transfer window for this. Every other PL team is in the same boat suck it up lads, play for the shirt and stop being so sensitive about what may or may not happen. If this is his excuse for us losing today, it simply isn't a good enough reason when getting paid c£100k per week and having 62,000 revolve their weekends around them.

Suck it up, lads like you die fighting for their countries every single day. Some don't have a lot to piss in so don't lose sight of the privileged lives you live and get on with it.
 
The way we approached that game - what exactly was the gameplan Poch? Patient, tap it about, conserve energy, we'll score eventually? I'd like to know.

How about this revolutionary idea: we know they're gonna sit deep, so let's blitz them for say 20mins while we're fresh. We'll pass and move, lots of runners, exploit the width, lots of pot shots, first-time crosses, etc. And if we get the goal, great - we can pick them off as and when they come out. If not, at least we showed the fans some intent and a logical gameplan.

But then again what the fuck do I know.
 
Its obvious there has been some kind of fight with Jan's black eye, and where has Aurier disappeared too? All I keep hearing is we are going to sell him leaving us with one right back at the club.

Then you have the situation with Dele, he's been poor for as long as I can remember.

Kane doesn't seem to put the shift in anymore, perhaps he is protecting his ongoing ankle issue.

With all the contract issues as well, and the lack of form. Plus Poch body language. We look a million miles away from the team that finished 2nd and 3rd.
 
Its obvious there has been some kind of fight with Jan's black eye, and where has Aurier disappeared too? All I keep hearing is we are going to sell him leaving us with one right back at the club.

Then you have the situation with Dele, he's been poor for as long as I can remember.

Kane doesn't seem to put the shift in anymore, perhaps he is protecting his ongoing ankle issue.

With all the contract issues as well, and the lack of form. Plus Poch body language. We look a million miles away from the team that finished 2nd and 3rd.
Don't worry about it mate. We are 3 games into the season and Man U have already drawn one, lost one as have Chelsea and the goons have also had a thump back down to earth with a bollocking at Liverpool.

We are fine but we desperately need to stop all of these ridiculous nerves. Today ex were too eager to score an equaliser too soon and we just lost heart after a while. We did the same in the Champions League final, we need to be more streetwise.
 
Don't worry about it mate. We are 3 games into the season and Man U have already drawn one, lost one as have Chelsea and the goons have also had a thump back down to earth with a bollocking at Liverpool.

We are fine but we desperately need to stop all of these ridiculous nerves. Today ex were too eager to score an equaliser too soon and we just lost heart after a while. We did the same in the Champions League final, we need to be more streetwise.
We weren't too eager to get an equaliser in the CL final, we never properly attacked until around the 65h minute!

The problem is very simple. The tactics simply don't work. The stupid playing out from goal kicks where we invariably lose possession in our half, the narrow sliding defence that teams know can be flooded at the back post. The stupid positioning of our centre halves. The slow play, the OTT square passing procession, the lack of urgency and now most worrying, the fact Harry Kane looks like he has no idea how to fit into the team when he used to be our main player.
 
It is going to be a painful rebuild. His 3 signings have hardly played any minutes to understand our style or the new style we will play. It will take time and we have got to get behind the team during it. Calling for Poch head is madness, stop being so fickle and remember the grass is always greener.

Yes it was a bad performance, awful in fact but trust in our manager to get the squad harmony right and get us playing in a style he is accustomed to.
 

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It's all about the badge on the front....
It all hasn’t seem right with him since Jan. Think we would have bid farewell to him had we won the CL. Tbh, I lost slight faith with Poch ever since we lost that FA cup semi to Utd after spending a good amount of time bringing down the FA cup that season. He won’t be getting us over the line and think we’ve gone as far as we can under him.

Mourinho was in the stands today. Good chance we’ve already started looking for alternatives.
Poch or no Poch; Jose can fuck right off!

A chequebook manager at this club is a preposterous idea. Even more so when so many seemingly crave a more dynamic approach and less player alienation.
 

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I preferred the days when he didn't speak English too confidently to give the press anything to spin. These days he's a walking rent-a-quote. Come on Poch, keep this stuff indoors. Where's the man who spoke about the importance of positive attitudes?
 
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