The atmosphere at Tottenham Hotspur has been bad for a while, and Saturday was no better for Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs had to fight back to secure a point at home to Watford.
Following Saturday’s draw, Mauricio Pochettino hit back at critics, saying the current poor run, is the first in his spell as manager at Tottenham Hotspur.
The White Lily’s went into the fixture, in search of a much-needed morale-boosting win against Watford. However, Pochettino’s side were almost run over by the hornets, and have Dele Alli to thank, for sparing them the blushes of a third straight defeat.
Pochettino watched his side absolutely drenched in goals against Bayern Munich, before returning to another defeat to Brighton in the Premier League. However, despite the lack of wins, the manager insists Tottenham Hotspur are on the right track.
“For me [the goal] is the first step to build our confidence,” He said. “The other day a friend said to me that in five years it’s the first time we’ve received a knock like that 7-2 and it’s a new thing for us and the players.
“I have to say that in the last 20 minutes our fans were amazing and pushed us on.”
On the game: “The performance wasn’t great, but when you concede an early goal it is always tough, it is a difficult situation,” the Argentine continued.
“The atmosphere wasn’t in the way you love to play, it wasn’t the best. It is not easy when I was a professional footballer in this type of situation it was always difficult.”
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur return to action when they host Red Star Belgrade at home in the Champions League on Tuesday. With the manager hoping to secure his first win of the current season.