Pochettino shares what he told Tottenham players after re-watching Manchester City defeat

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City shake hands after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur were soundly beaten by Manchester City last weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media, ahead of his side's crucial trip to Burnley tomorrow, and shared what he told his players after re-watching their defeat to Man City last weekend, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London.

Tottenham have really struggled against teams inside the top six of the division over the past two years, and Saturday's game against Pep Guardiola's side continued that theme.

The Lilywhites were outclassed, eventually losing the match 4-1, and they now sit in a rather underwhelming seventh position in the table, three points adrift of the Champions League places.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

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Pochettino spoke to the media yesterday, and dissected his side's performance against the Citizens, sharing what he told his players after watching a tape of the game, as quoted by Football.London:

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino attends a press conference on the eve of the Champion's League Group H football match Borussia Dortmund against Tottenham...

"It was a massive game to learn and try to improve. I think there were a lot of positives. It’s true that after the game for one the result is pulled down and the emotion is not so good but after, with a few days, when you saw again repeats of the game and speak to the players too, the feeling is about [how] to learn and to improve and I think we play in the way that we believe we can win but in this type of game sometimes some mistake can punish you a lot and then it is hard to change the result or change the perception."

Spurs head to Turf Moor tomorrow knowing that anything other than a win will seriously damage their hopes of finishing inside the top four, and that will be far from an easy task, with Sean Dyche's side notoriously hard to beat at home.

With Arsenal and Liverpool squaring off tonight, though, tomorrow's game against Burnley will be a fantastic opportunity for Tottenham to gain ground on those above them in the table.

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