Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t hide his disgust at his side’s display against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night, and even insisted he was “ashamed” of the performance.
Spurs’ place in the Champions League is now under serious threat after Kevin Kampl’s second-half winner for the Bundesliga side condemned their north London hosts to a 1-0 defeat.
Tottenham rallied, and Dele Alli thought he should have been awarded a penalty, but the Premier League side were well below the high standards that have been set during Pochettino’s time in charge – and the Argentine wasn’t holding back during his post-match press conference:
Pochettino: '85,000 people here again, like against Monaco. For me, it's embarrassing. We have to look at ourselves.' #TOTB04
— Matthew Nash (@mattnashmetro) November 2, 2016
Poch says there isn't a better stadium in the world than Wembley. Says: "I am ashamed. It's embarrassing for me." #THFC
— Harry Sherlock (@Harry_Sherlock) November 2, 2016
Poch: "Little bit ashamed, it's embarrassing for me."
— Greg Stobart (@gstobart) November 2, 2016
A fairly damning assessment, eh?
Spurs now go into the north London derby against bitter rivals Arsenal at the weekend without a win in their last six games in all competitions.
Where would a defeat against the Gunners leave Pochettino’s team and their ambitions for the campaign?
Let us know in the comments section below…
YOU’LL LOVE OUR PODCAST
In this week’s show, Daniel is joined by editor Jonny Boyle alongside special guest Ally Begg – a diehard Aberdeen fan who’s worked for MUTV, Celtic TV and now works for beIN Sports in Doha: