Pochettino says his team must “stick together”

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his team must “stick together” after the embarrassment of a 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich.

Last season’s Champions League finalists were humbled in their first home game of the new campaign.

“When you receive this type of result, it’s important to believe in yourself,” Pochettino told BT Sport.

“That is the only way to recover the good feeling.”

The hammering at the hands of the German side is the latest disappointment in a troubled start to the season for Spurs.

They sit seventh in the Premier League, already 10 points behind leaders Liverpool, and were knocked out of the League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester United.

“It’s a tough situation, but you have to face it,” said Pochettino. “You have to be strong and keep going. We have to stay together and help each other. The best medicine is to be all together.”

Tottenham went ahead through Son Heung-min, but went 2-1 down on the stroke of half-time.

Bayern were 4-1 ahead by the time Harry Kane pulled one back from the penalty spot, only for the visitors to score three in the final 10 minutes, two of which were netted by Serge Gnabry to give him four in total

“We dominated the game in the first 30 minutes,” said Pochettino.

“We were unlucky we were conceded at the end of the first half and after that they were very clinical.

“After we scored the penalty for 4-2, we had chances to score a third and be in the game. It’s a tough result. It’s hard to accept. In football it happens when the opponent has the quality and is very clinical in front of goal.”

(BBC Sport)

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