Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has this evening surprisingly revealed his opinion that his side performed brilliantly in their loss to Leicester City.
The north Londoners travelled to the King Power Stadium a short time ago, in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.
Spurs headed into proceedings in search of an immediate bounce-back showing, having blown a 2-0 advantage at Olympiacos in their Champions League opener during the week, to eventually slump to a 2-2 draw.
When all was said and done this afternoon, however, the capital outfit failed to get back on track.
A back-and-forth affair saw Tottenham take the lead on the half-hour mark, when Harry Kane did brilliantly to take the ball under control, before finding the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal.
Leicester, however, showcased their fighting spirit as the clash wore on, to work their way back into things.
And, after what looked set to be a 3-point clinching strike from Serge Aurier was ruled out by VAR, Leicester quickly pulled level, courtesy of Ricardo Pereira.
The stopper’s strike saw the King Power reinvigorated, with the hosts having made use of the raucous atmosphere inside the ground to eventually go on to bag a crucial winner, via James Maddison.
31 – James Maddison ended a run of 31 shots in the Premier League without a goal, since netting versus Huddersfield in April. Relief. pic.twitter.com/NcwtQMcgVM
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2019
‘Best team on the pitch’
As such, incredibly, Spurs have now failed to pick up a Premier League victory on the road since back in January.
His side’s latest display, though, does not appear to have concerned Mauricio Pochettino.
Despite Leicester having dominated over large periods this afternoon, the Argentine tactician feels as though Tottenham were in firm control of proceedings for the vast majority of the 90 minutes.
In fact, speaking in a post-match interview, Pochettino revealed his opinion that the north Londoners were ‘fantastic’ today:
Pochettino: “I think the performance was fantastic. For the first 83 minutes we were the best team on the pitch” #THFC
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) September 21, 2019