Pochettino explains why he's disappointed with Tottenham... but more critical of Origi

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The Tottenham Hotspur boss was discussing his side's 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with his side overall against Liverpool but admits he was disappointed at them not being clinical enough against the Reds, according to BBC Football.

Indeed, Tottenham drew 0-0 with Jurgen Klopp's men but both sides had chances to score at White Hart Lane.

As such, the Argentine feels his side lacked a cutting edge in the final third.

Pochettino is quoted as saying by the BBC: "I am a little bit disappointed not to win because we created four good chances to score and the only clear one Liverpool had came when we were down to 10 men because Nacer Chadli was off the field getting treatment.

"In football you need to be clinical. We weren't but I am still very happy with the performance."

However, when discussing Harry Kane specifically, the Tottenham boss defended his striker and highlighted the wastefulness of Liverpool forward Divock Origi.

He is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard: "Harry was good - he had two clear chances to score. We had four chances and two from Harry. If we compare with another striker - how many chances does Origi have? I don't mean to criticise another player."

Pochettino says he doesn't mean to criticise a Liverpool player but, let's face it, he just has.

And he is right: Origi was poor. As the Argentine also says, though, Tottenham did lack a clinical touch. An on-fire Kane might have bagged two, while Cinton Njie also came close.

But 0-0 was a fair result. Liverpool equally had some good chances a better of more in-form striker would have taken comfortably. Simon Mignolet and Mamadou Sakho were also superb at the other end.

Both Spurs and the Reds can take a lot from this encounter going forward.

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