Pochettino furious with Spurs players after Monaco defeat

Furious Mauricio Pochettino accused his Tottenham players of lacking hunger after their defensive shambles against Monaco and claimed he would have subbed them ALL if he could.
First-half goals from Bernardo Silva and substitute Thomas Lemar – within the first 32 minutes – at Spurs’ temporary home Wembley left the Londoners bottom of their Champions League group.
Pochettino refused to blame the move to the national stadium after the 2-1 defeat and said: “That’s too good an excuse. We need to work, to show more hunger. We need to show a different image.
“We fought a lot last season to be here and your feeling is ‘Why not do more?’”
Pochettino added: “If this was basketball, I would have taken them all off.”
The match took place in front of a record-breaking crowd of 85,011 – the highest-ever home attendance for an English club.
Toby Alderweireld headed Spurs back into it on the stroke of half-time but Dele Alli and Harry Kane blew late ­chances to snatch an equaliser.
Pochettino added: “It was a game that we started well. Then we conceded a goal, and you cannot concede at this level – the Champions League or the Premier League – when you play for Tottenham.
“It is difficult to accept.
“The second goal was the same.
“When you concede like this you can speak about many things but 2-0 down was very difficult.
“We created. I think we were better than Monaco. But to win you need to show more and create more.”
Spurs now travel to CSKA Moscow — who drew 2-2 at Bayer Leverkusen in the group’s other match —for their next match, on September 27.
(Daily Mirror)
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