English Premiership

Pochettino laments lack of consistency

2016-05-09 12:00
Mauricio Pochettino (Supplied)
Mauricio Pochettino (Supplied)

Cap[e Town - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed to see his team slip up in their penultimate game of the season, losing 2-1 to Southampton on Sunday.

A brace from Steven Davis cancelled out Son Heung-min's opener as the Saints left White Hart Lane with all three points, leaving the Argentine coach to lament recent results, with the defeat preceded by back-to-back draws.

"Southampton were a dangerous opponent for us, a good team with good players, fast, but the way we conceded, we feel disappointed about that," Pochettino said.

"One more time I think we were the better team and created more chances but in football you need to kill the game, you need to show more consistency and we've had a lack of consistency in our last few games.

"We lost the game and now we have to keep fighting to keep our position in the table. The last few weeks, the last three games, two draws and a defeat, you can see it's been tough for us."

Spurs are now assured of a top-three finish, and automatic Champions League qualification, but still have something important to play for in their final game of the season: finishing above Arsenal.

The Gunners are just two points behind their derby rivals, and Spurs will be determined to ensure their fans have the local bragging rights by beating Newcastle United at St James' Park next Sunday.

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