“It’s not about quality players, it’s about the quality of preparing yourself to be ready to fight.”
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Mauricio Pochettino was left baffled by Tottenham’s drop in depth towards Olympiakos and claimed his gamers did not “respect the plan.”
Targets from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura put Spurs seemingly in management in Greece however Daniel Podence and Mathieu Valbuena responded for Olympiakos as they deservedly obtained again into the match.
In final season’s competitors, Pochettino’s facet recovered from taking one level from their first three video games to complete second of their group and this early slip up might make qualification tough as soon as once more with Bayern Munich and Crvena Zvezda to return.
When requested what went mistaken from Tottenham, Pochettino mentioned: “I suppose it is easy to elucidate. When we aren’t exhibiting that depth that the competitors calls for we wrestle. We’re not speaking about high quality. We’re speaking about being targeted, concentrated, aggressive, anticipating the motion.
“What number of occasions did we anticipate at the moment? What number of occasions we weren’t proactive like we had been towards Palace. That could be a excellent instance in three days, it is a large distinction. It isn’t about techniques, it is not about high quality gamers, it is concerning the high quality of making ready your self to be able to struggle.
“At this sort of stage you want to match the opponent by way of depth, aggression, in pleasure and motivation after which goes to seem your high quality if you end up linked with the sport.
“That is the primary demand you want to work with. It isn’t solely the accountability of 1 particular person. It is everybody’s accountability and it is not doable to, in three days, how we begin the sport at the moment be a large distinction. That’s my disappointment. I really feel upset for everybody.”
Pochettino went on to counsel that his gamers additionally failed to hold out his directions.
“From the start we had a plan, we did not respect the plan,” he mentioned.
“I advised the gamers at half-time. We scored two objectives however when you solely analyse the efficiency it wasn’t nice. We conceded numerous probabilities to them and the primary purpose was so painful. We did not translate that sort of aggression these sort of video games demand.”
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