Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes his side ‘deserved a draw’ against Premier League leaders
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes his side ‘deserved a draw’ in their defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
However, Spurs worried their opponents on a few occasions with the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura going close.
And Pochettino spoke of his pride for his players despite being obviously disappointed with the result.
Speaking after the game, Pochettino said: “I think it was a good performance. I am so happy, so proud.
“Of course disappointed with the result but it was a good performance, an even game and I think we deserved a draw but in football sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.
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“It’s always difficult to dominate Manchester City. You have to have unbelievable quality but I think the way we played was very good.
“We can connect and create a lot of chances even though it’s difficult to do against Manchester City and I’m disappointed with the result but congratulations to Man City.”
Spurs had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Michael Oliver in the second-half when Dele Alli chested the ball down onto City defender Kyle Walker’s arm.
Unlike in the Champions League, there was no Video Assistant Referee to consult.
And when asked about his views on VAR use, Pochettino maintained his VAR concerns and said he respects the decision of the referee more despite being a huge beneficiary of the system on Wednesday night.
Pochettino added: “I accept the performance of the referee. The interpretation, the capacity to decide of course I accept. I accept more from the referee than VAR.”
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