Pochettino praises Spurs, blasts referee, Latest Football News

Aubrey Yates
February 13, 2019

With all the circumstances that happened during the game and this season, it's so important to recognise that they are doing a fantastic effort and I am so proud of that. Then when I started to play there it was hard because I didn't touch the ball much - but after a few games it was normal and I enjoyed it. But we defended them well and when, in the 91st minute, Chilwell's cross was whacked clear by Sissoko, it put Son in the clear with just Schmeichel to beat and the striker made no mistake to wrap up the points.

Jurgen Klopp's men maintain the advantage of a game in hand, but handed a reprieve by Liverpool's draws against Leicester and West Ham in recent weeks, City look determined to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.

The Kiwi bagged a brace in a key game against Brighton on Saturday, taking his tally to five goals in seven games in what a vital win for the Clarets against the Seagulls, who both now sit on 27 points, three points above the drop zone, with Burnley now unbeaten in their last seven.

"It was the same referee, but now I don't know how he has measured the situation", Pochettino said, as quoted by the Mirror. "All the game we had a lot of chances".

Pochettino felt that Son deserved a penalty and found it "unbelievable" that he was booked for diving instead. "Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable", Pochettino said.

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It was the second time Oliver has denied Son a penalty at Wembley this season after he chose not to award a spot-kick in the final moments of Liverpool's 2-1 win in September.

With Leicester 1-0 down, James Maddison earned the visitors a penalty at Wembley after he was fouled by Jan Vertonghen.

"It was so clear the position with Sonny, the action, but it wasn't clear the position of Maddison when he was on the floor", Pochettino said.

'I think we need to improve the team performance.

Spurs face German league leaders Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, but despite injuries to Harry Kane and Deli Alli the Argentinian is confident his side can get a positive result. "Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch".

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