Pochettino on Tottenham's first half display against Hull: Our energy wasn't good


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wasn't impressed with his side's first half display against Hull.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the Haringey Independent that his side's first half display against Hull City was 'very disappointing'.

Spurs had one just once in the previous six games, but managed to see off Hull with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win over Hull City this afternoon.

Second half goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose handed Spurs the win, sending fans home happy in their last home game of the season.

Yet, whilst Spurs came through in the second half, their first half display left a lot to be desired, as they struggled to gain any control of the game.

Tottenham's passing early on was sloppy, whilst there were huge gaps in defence which Hull attacked, and could have exploited with better finishing or decision making, with Nikica Jelavic rattling the woodwork in the first half.

Whatever Pochettino said to his players at half time certainly worked, as they came out re-energised and got their two goals to win the game.

Pochettino was obviously happy with the result, but told the Haringey Independent that their first half performance was 'very disappointing' - because they didn't play with enough energy.

"The first half was very difficult because they are fighting for survival but in the second half we played better and got the two goals, overall I think we deserved the victory," said Pochettino.

"In the first half yes [I was angry], because it was a tough game, we knew it would be. I was very disappointed in the first half, our energy wasn’t good," he added.

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