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Robbie Keane critical of Tottenham after Liverpool defeat

15th September 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Liverpool; Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino shouting at his players...

Tottenham were nowhere near their best at the weekend in the defeat to Liverpool.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)Mauricio Pochettino  Manager of Tottenham Hotspur    during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on...

Robbie Keane believes that there will be a backlash from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to his players after the defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.

Spurs slipped to a 2-1 loss at Wembley in the Premier League and a late consolation from Erik Lamela flattered them on the scoreline.


Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino were on the scoresheet for the visitors, as the Merseyside club kept up their 100 per cent winning start to the season to extend their lead at the top of the table.

The North London club were unable to really keep up any sustained pressure on their opponents and were carved open on numerous occasions.

Ex-Spurs and Liverpool striker Keane was critical of the former for their display, claiming that they looked well off the pace.

“Same mistakes again [as Watford]. He (Pochettino) won’t be happy today,” Keane told Sky Sports’ televised coverage of Tottenham v Liverpool (2:35, 15 September).

“Against Watford as he said after the game he spoke to a few of the lads, he was nailing them in training and he will do the same again.

“That was a poor performance and they were sloppy again.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 14, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Spurs have now lost back-to-back matches in the league, as they were beaten away at Watford before the international break.

They missed the extra creativity in the final third of injured playmaker Dele Alli, while number two goalkeeper Michel Vorm didn’t cover himself in glory in place of the injured Hugo Lloris.

Pochettino’s side travel to Inter Milan in the Champions League during mid-week and will be under pressure to turn around the mini slump in results.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in Manchester,...

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