Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino explains the reason why his team lost 2-7 to German giants, Bayern Munich.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has invited for a congregation in the dressing room after his side were thrashed by Bayern Munich. They lost to the German side 2-7 in the Champions League. It all began so well for the hosts with Tottenham taking the lead thanks to the drilled finish by Son Heung-min. But it quickly went downhill. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and ex-Arsenal ace Serge Gnabry scored four as Bayern Munich ran an uproar. Mauricio Pochettino was already under restraint and had repeatedly called for more assistance from his chairman. Although, after a mortifying Champions League defeat, the boss is set to firm and wants to do so with his whole squad.
“I don’t need too much time to explain,” Pochettino said. “We played 30 minutes well, started well, pressing high. But we were unlucky that we conceded in the last minute of the half.” They were very clinical. After we scored the penalty for two we had chances to score the third. But from the 83rd and 88th minute we conceded three more goals. In football, it can happen. Every single touch went in. We are very disappointed and very upset but we have to stay together. I think we are strong in our mentality.
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“Maybe you are bored with my speech but football is today not yesterday. It is always is about the show. You have to do it today and tomorrow. It is not about experiences and what happened three months ago. We are disappointed. Every single touch from Bayern was clinical. They scored with every touch. It is tough to accept. You have to move on. “
“This type of situation you have to face. It is tough and you need to be strong and keep going. Stay together, help each other and be all together. When you receive this type of result it is important to bounce back and believe in yourself. It is the only way to recover.”
Sweet victory for Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich exuded class in North London with some wicked skill and ridiculous finishes. Robert Lewandowski showed his brand intrepidity while Serge Gnabry showed Arsenal just how big a blunder it was to lose him. Pundits leached over the German international as his speed and directness ripped Tottenham defense to tatters. Serge Gnabry became the second player to score four goals in a single half of a Champions League. Luiz Adriano also managed the achievement in October 2014.
Tottenham had been granted a chance to get back into the game at 4-1 when a penalty was bestowed. Harry Kane slotted home the penalty to make it 4-2. Though three goals in five minutes destroyed any faith. Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Chris Waddle said: “Tottenham’s defense is not good enough. It needs a good overhaul. It needs a complete change. Maybe even go three at the back.”