Pochettino explains why he was 'angry' with Tottenham players against Newcastle

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was far from happy as Newcastle scored straight after half time.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Sky Sports that he was angry with his players for conceding straight after half-time against Newcastle United.

Spurs clinched a 3-1 win at St. James' Park, with Nacer Chadli giving Pochettino's men a first half lead, only for Jack Colback to equalise seconds after half time.

A free kick from Christian Eriksen and a late Harry Kane goal on the counter attack sealed all three points for Tottenham, who have now leapfrogged Pochettino's former club Southampton up into sixth place in the Premier League table.

However, Spurs fans may have been feeling a case of deja vu after Colback's goal, which was an eerily similar situation to the corresponding fixture at White Hart Lane earlier this season.

Tottenham led 1-0 at half time in that game too, and conceded in the opening seconds of the second half to a Sammy Ameobi goal, before Ayoze Perez won the game for Newcastle.

This time, Tottenham kept their resolve and ended up winning the game - but Pochettino told Sky Sports that he was angry at the time having suffered a similar fate against the same opponents earlier this season.

"Yes, I got angry after they conceded the goal, and in the first game at White Hart Lane we conceded a similar goal - I think that we made big, big mistakes," said Pochettino.

"But I think that after conceding the goal, the team reacted very well and I think that we played very very well - our performance was very good. Maybe it was good that we conceded a goal early!," he added.

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