Pochettino issues encouraging statement regarding Spurs' response to setback

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino believes it has been 'easy' to correct the faults highlighted during his side's defeat to Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino says that this week has been an 'easy' one, despite a heavy defeat suffered to Manchester United last weekend.

Spurs crashed to a 3-0 loss at Old Trafford in their most recent fixture, but Pochettino says that this has been one of his least challenging weeks since he was appointed as manager.

The Argentine boss believes that the problems which were exposed during the United match have been easy to fix and he wants Spurs to prove that performance was just a temporary blip by beating Leicester City this weekend.

“This week you don’t need to speak too much, it’s an easy week,” he is quoted as saying by the Ham and High. “We are all agreed about what happened at Old Trafford so it’s easy to fix that. We are all disappointed after that game. We know how we need to change or to fix that and for me, after nine months here, it has been one of the easier weeks.

“We have spoken a lot. The way we played, we are all agreed we were poor - it was not a good performance, and we all agree. It’s important to realise that to fix many problems and try to show on Saturday against Leicester that it was only a temporary problem or just a bad day."

Tottenham are under pressure in their game against Leicester this weekend as they can ill-afford any more slip-ups if they are to make it into the Champions League qualification places this season.

The Lilywhites are now six points adrift of the top-four and will have to win the majority of their remaining games if they are to bridge that gap.

Confidence may not be as high as it once was, after the way they were dismantled by United last weekend, but Spurs could hardly have hoped for a better fixture to bounce back in.

Leicester are rock-bottom of the Premier League standings and if Tottenham do perform to the best of their ability, then they should come out on top on Saturday.

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