Mauricio Pochettino urges Tottenham to be more clinical


The Argentine trainer is happy with his side’s performances but has urged the team to take their chances.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is happy with the manner of his side’s performances so far this season, but has stressed his team needs to be more clinical, as reported by Sky Sports.

The North London outfit have lofty ambitions of finishing in the top four this season, with signs that a young Spurs team have improved in recent times.

The former Southampton coach urges his side to press the ball high up the pitch and keep possession when they have it; two elements that have been impressive by Spurs this season.

Pochettino has admitted that he is happy with the fitness levels of his team currently and the way they are keeping the ball, but has warned that scoring their chances is critical to gain positive results.

"It's good, that stat, but football is about winning games, not just about running," Pochettino is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"It's true that our style is to press and to run and to show togetherness on the pitch. But then we need to score, we need to play better with the ball than the opponent.

"I think we have a good balance between running and possession. Maybe we are one of the best teams in possession and in our fitness.

"It's a very good balance because I think it's Manchester City, Manchester United and us who have the most possession and we are also in the top for running.

"I am very happy. We can improve, but I am very happy with the way we have played in the last few months.”

Tottenham’s main striker Harry Kane has failed to replicate the scintillating form in front of goal that he displayed last term and with the England international not having his shooting boots on Spurs are not as dangerous a side.

The North London side take on Liverpool today in the early fixture and will look to record three points against an opponent that has won the last five meetings between the teams.

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