English Premiership

Spurs boss disappointed

2015-02-11 12:04
Mauricio Pochettino (AFP)

Cape Town - Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino urged his players not to let the defeat affect their performances as they try to secure a place in the Champions League.

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"The players are very disappointed, sad and tired but we have to accept football is like this," he said.

"I am proud of the effort and we have to look forward.

"We are disappointed with the result because I think one point would have been fair for both teams. It was a great game, we played well but this is football."

However, Pochettino was disappointed with some of the defensive lapses in the first half.

"In the first half we gave Liverpool some chances and made some mistakes," he said.

"We give many balls away and easy balls. We give Liverpool the ball and they play on the counter-attack. But we deserved more from this game."

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