Tottenham Hotspurs’ fine season that had the club dreaming of the Barclays Premier League title ended in disappointment as the team was handed a crushing 5 – 1 defeat by a relegated and ten – man Newcastle United side on Sunday 15 May at St. James Park.
The club manager, Mauricio Pochettino stepped up to apologise to the club’s fans for the capitulation the team has had in the final stages of the season as well as the big loss, saying they did not deserve that and termed it a bad day in office for him.
He alluded to the issue that something might have gone very wrong for the team following the ill tempered match against Chelsea, which ended 2 – 2 and with it the chance to win the league went up in smoke.
“First of all I would like to apologise to our fans. I think they don’t deserve all that happened today on the pitch and I apologise. We had the possibility to stay second. It is the worst day as a manager and I feel very disappointed.
“It was a shame and difficult to understand. In the last couple of weeks when you do not play with 100 percent it is impossible to win games and after Chelsea something happened.
“We need to be sure that never happens again and we need to improve our mentality,” Pochettino said. “We were on holiday and that is the reality.” He said after the match.