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0 - 1 Harry Kane - 29`
1 - 1 Ricardo Pereira - 69`
2 - 1 James Maddison - 85`
In the latest Tottenham press conference, Mauricio Pochettino talked about Christian Eriksen’s form, upcoming clash with Leicester City and mentioned Liverpool and Manchester City to justify their draw with Olympiacos.
Spurs manager was asked if he is happy with Christian Eriksen’s form and he answered: “No, I am happy with the performance. Maybe yesterday wasn’t his best game like the team. The collective performance wasn’t the best from us. I am happy with the commitment of Christian, he runs a lot and was very committed with the team, the effort but I think I am not concerned about him.”
Continuing about the whole team performance he added: “I am not concerned to look at Juventus vs Atletico Madrid yesterday. That is football. When you play away from home against a team like Arsenal, against a team like Olympiacos always you can concede goals. It is a coincidence that in the last few games we concede a leading result. Liverpool after two wins in CL, lose 2-0 against Napoli and City lose at Norwich and football is always dynamic and today.”
Spurs return to Premier League action with a game against Leicester City.
“In the Premier League, we know each other really well. Leicester is a very good team with a lot of unbelievable players and after winning the Premier League they rebuild their squad and today are doing fantastic with a great manager like Brendan Rodgers, who I know very well. It’s too early to talk about contenders and what will happen in the future. Still, all the teams are finding their best. We only play five games in PL. Until you play between 10 and 15 games, it’s difficult to see what will happen and the real contenders, teams who are going to be a serious contender. It is still so early,” said Spurs boss.
Pochettino also reacted to Harry Kane’s statement about Tottenham making the same mistakes over and over again.
“I didn’t hear. I cannot talk about things I didn’t hear. We need to be careful and my responsibility as a manager is to be careful. After the game, how you translate to me and the words or sentences are sometimes not in maybe the way he wanted to express or translate and that is why I will never judge the words of the player after the game or in an interview – never.”
The game against Leicester will take place on Saturday, September 21.