Mauricio Pochettino says Michel Vorm is blameless for Tottenham Hotspur defeat

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Michel Vorm should take no blame for defeat, says his boss.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to blame Michel Vorm for his side's defeat against Crystal Palace.

Vorm was beaten far too easily by Martin Kelly’s shot, and that goal proved to be the difference between the two sides at White Hart Lane.

However, Pochettino says that the Dutch goalkeeper is the last person anybody should be pointing an accusing finger at, when dissecting where Tottenham went wrong against Palace.

"If you analyse the action he is maybe the last player that you blame," Pochettino is quoted by FourFourTwo.

"It was tough. It's like a Premier League game but you need to be clinical in front of goal.

"We managed the game, created chances but it was difficult to win."

Vorm has generally only been used in cup competition this season, and there is no disputing that Hugo Lloris is the club’s number one.

Tottenham had been unbeaten in eight matches, going into their match against Palace earlier today.

However, despite naming a fairly strong line up, they were unable to break down Alan Pardew’s side, who proved resolute throughout.

Spurs did hit the post twice, and saw a shot cleared off the line, but they failed to hit the back of the net.

The Lilywhites' hopes of winning the treble this season are now over, but they have the opportunity to bounce back from this disappointment by beating Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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