Mauricio Pochettino clarifies Tottenham Hotspur training comments

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur walks out prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14,...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was not in the best of moods after his side's draw with Olympiacos.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur walks out prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14,...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has clarified his comments about training, following his side’s draw with Olympiacos on Wednesday evening.

Pochettino was so frustrated with Tottenham’s performance that he suggested that training was going to be made more difficult.

He said to the Guardian: “We need to change that. The only way is to be more demanding. Training needs to be harder. Psychologically harder.”

However, after time to assess the situation, Pochettino’s anger may have been reduced slightly.

 

And the Argentine boss took a more measured approach when asked about what he planned to do to make Tottenham’s training more difficult.

“Depend how the people took my words, I never said that, that doesn’t mean we are going to run more or spend more time at the training centre,” he said to Football London.

“I think I wanted to say to keep the level we showed the concentration and the focus we showed in the first half of Palace is the challenge to show the rest of the season. When we are in a very good mental level and we are focused and connected we have a strong team with a lot of quality.”

Pochettino does need to find a way to improve Tottenham’s performances this season, as they have been inconsistent at best so far.

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Spurs showed how dangerous a side they can be when they hammered Crystal Palace in their last domestic outing, but they have been short of their best for much of the campaign so far.

Tottenham’s display against Olympiacos was very poor, although a point away from home in the Champions League is far from a disastrous result.

Spurs are next in action against Leicester City tomorrow afternoon.

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