Ian Wright tells Spurs fan he's talking absolute rubbish after cup final moan

Europa League Final

Former Gunners star Ian Wright said criticism of Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is unjustified.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright a staunch defender of Tottenham Hotspur's boss? You better believe it.

Wright reacted with gusto to a call-in from a Spurs fan during his BBC Radio 5 Live 606 show on Sunday after the Capital One Cup final, dismissing criticism of the Argentine.

The caller had complained about Pochettino's team selection for the recent busy period of matches, arguing he should have picked one competition and put all his eggs in one basket, rather than going for them all and landing up with none.

Wright defended Pochettino, saying he couldn't understand the logic of such an argument.

He said: "Spurs fans have to be happy with how its going. I know how hard they are training, I can tell by how many goals they are scoring at the death, but this game and maybe coming back on Thursday was maybe a bridge too far for them.

"Chelsea did well, you cant take that away from them, but to say you should prioritise one, and its naive from the manager? Absolute rubbish."

Pochettino made an attempt in some way to prioritise the cup final, leaving Harry Kane on the bench for both legs of the Europa League clashes, but did not go further and leave him behind totally for the trip to Italy.

While this would have left him fresher, it also could have send out the wrong message to the squad and increased the pressure on the team for the final.

The fact Spurs are without a win in five games does mean the boss has not got it quite right, and the debate will continue into his team selections if they flounder at home to Swansea City in their Premier League game this Wednesday.

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