Pochettino says he needs time to rebuild

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Mauricio Pochettino fears he will not be given time to rebuild Tottenham through their transitional period after another lacklustre Premier League showing.

Pochettino was able to start a midfield containing summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele for the first time in the Premier League this season but it did not inspire a change in intensity levels as the Blades looked the better side for the majority.

He said: “We need to find a balance. We are building a team when we play in the Champions League and the Premier League, the toughest league in the world. It is dangerous as situations like this can happen. You expect better results than you get.

“We are in the process to build and we will see if we have the time to build what we want.”

Despite being second best for the majority, Spurs took the lead through Heung-Min Son but the Blades thought they had equalised when David McGoldrick struck two minutes later. However, after a near four-minute wait at the centre circle, VAR overturned the goal as it was deemed Lundstram’s big toe was offside in the build-up.

Chris Wilder’s men were right to feel hard done by but remained the more creative team and found a way through when George Baldock’s cross from the right flew straight in (78) as Spurs just could not match United’s intensity and willingness to press in midfield.

“It was an even game, when you assess the game it was a fair result, they deserved the point,” Pochettino said.

“They were the better team in the first half and were better in the second half. We started the game not well, it was a little bit strange the feeling of Tanguy Ndombele, he never felt comfortable in the game and maybe that affected the team.

(Sky Sports)

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