Lord Sugar has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino should have fielded a strong team against Leicester City in the FA Cup on Sunday evening.
Tottenham took on Premier League rivals Leicester in the third round of the prestigious competition at White Hart Lane.
The North London outfit failed to win the tie, scoring a 89th-minute penalty through Harry Kane to rescue a 2-2 draw.
Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar was following the game, and he was not impressed with Pochettino’s team selection.
Leicester might win this and leave Spurs out of both cup competitions . Clearly MP not interested in cup games by playing this team— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 10, 2016
Most other PL clubs had lower league opponents in this round of the FA cup. We were also drawn against Arsenal in the league cup— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 10, 2016
Not sure If MP thinks Wednesday league game is a forgone conclusion. If so he is making a big mistake— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 10, 2016
Yes .They need to tell MP what the FA cup is all about https://t.co/PCUdCaXf43— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 10, 2016
Try telling Ardiles, Villa, Perryman, Blanchflower, Mabbutt that the FA Cup is not important and that we shouldn't bother with it.— e-Spurs (@e_spurs) January 10, 2016
Meaning that with his rested team on Wednesday back to full strength he expects to win https://t.co/QVhYfI24yN— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 10, 2016
@Lord_Sugar How would resting players for that game mean he thinks it's a forgone conclusion? What are you talking about— Ryan Shepherd (@RyanShepherd90) January 10, 2016
.@GaryLineker lucky lucky Spurs . Not a pen was not a deliberate hand ball— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 10, 2016
Pochettino left Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli out of the team against Leicester.
One suspects that the Argentine made his decision keeping an eye on the Premier League game against Leicester at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.
The FA Cup is a prestigious competition, but Spurs are in a great position to finish in the top four of the Premier League and one can understand Pochettino’s decision.