Pochettino: Spurs were much, much, much better than Liverpool


Klopp said. “Really?. OK, I learn something new”.

Spurs equalised with the final kick of the game through a Harry Kane penalty, his 100th Premier League goal.

Replays showed the striker to be in an offside position when he received the ball, but the linesman’s flag stayed down, ruling that the pass into Kane had come off Dejan Lovren.

Tottenham rapidly took the lead after just ten seconds through Christian Eriksen before Phil Jones’ comical own goal doubled the hosts’ advantage before half-time.

“That is why maybe we’ve missed a title, why we don’t win the Premier League”, Pochettino said.

“Second one, Van Dijk touches him but Lamela wants the touch and jumps 100 per cent, he feels the touch and it’s [given as] a penalty”. He stops the movement but still touches him. Lamela is already on the way down.

“Hit the penalty, keeper saved it, I was gutted – and to make it worse they go and score”. That’s what everybody saw.

Salah will also be in Russian Federation with Egypt and the continuation of this form by both men for club and country could see Real Madrid attempt to make one of them football’s first £200 million player.

Alan Shearer congratulated Harry Kane after the Tottenham striker became the 27th player to reach 100 goals in the Premier League.

“When you look at him in training the next day it’s all good, he walks normal”.

Roberto Firmino then went close midway through the first half with a header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross that drifted past the left post.

“I am angry but I can’t change anything”. To create headlines? To be punished? To be punished? To pay a fine?

However, the world’s most expensive defender thinks Kane was lucky to get the first award, especially after Dele Alli had been booked for diving in the box moments earlier – his third such transgression since his debut in 2015-16. Thus, it makes sense to back over 2.5 goals as our prediction in this market.

“I would say”, answered the German.

“There were so many situations to talk about but the ref’s decisions decided the game so I can’t help but talk about them I don’t understand either of the penalty situations”.

“The second one, how sad”. But can you control the game against Tottenham for 90 minutes?

“I am very angry”.

1 – Only one of Kane’s goals has come from a direct free-kick, but that strike against Aston Villa in November 2014 was a pivotal one in launching his star under Mauricio Pochettino.

As Liverpool fans fumed at the injustice that snatched away three precious points, Gary Neville said the van Dijk-Lamela incident was a clear penalty. But to compare outside the pitch, I think it’s not fair.

Everything is falling into place at an opportune time in north London, with Serge Aurier and Harry Winks back in contention for first team action. That is also clearly not a penalty.


“I thought it was a dive that is my opinion and the referee thought it was no offside and no dive and he gave a pen”.

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