Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino could not deliver the start to the Champions League that the Spurs fans would have wished for after the Barclays Premier League side slumped to a 1 – 2 defeat at the hands of French side Monaco at the Wembley on Wednesday 14 September.
The result served Spurs’ first defeat of the season and the Argentine manager speaking afterwards admitted that his players made it very easy for the visitors as he stated his disappointment at the performance they gave both in terms of defending and attacking.
“I think I’d agree with everyone watching the game, we feel very disappointed. We started very well and created a few chances to score but then the way we conceded the goals disappointed me a lot because in the Champions League, you cannot concede the goals how we conceded.
“We were better than Monaco and you can see that in all the stats but in football, you pay when you make mistakes and we paid today because we conceded two goals from two shots on target. At the same time, I think we created chances but we weren’t clinical enough,” he said.
The manager left Kenyan international Victor Wanyama on the bench for the first time this season.