Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praised his side despite their defeat to Manchester United. A goal from Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United register their first away win over Spurs since 2012. For Spurs, it was their 4th home defeat of the season which is twice of the number of matches they lost in the last two seasons combined.
Tottenham had several shots on goal during the match however, David de Gea thwarted the efforts from the Spurs’ attackers time and again.
Despite his team losing, Pochettino hailed his team, calling their performance in the second half the team’s finest under his managerial tenure.
Following the match, Pochettino said, “I am so pleased and I’m proud. After four-and-a-half-years, the second half was the best performance I have seen Tottenham play. It was amazing and I think De Gea made 11 saves, which is unbelievable. In football, sometimes you deserve to win and don’t and other times, you do not and you win. That is why we love football.
We dominated in the first half but we didn’t organise ourselves well when we lost Moussa Sissoko and that is how we conceded the goal.United were deeper in the second half, but to play against that system it was amazing to create 11 chances in the second half. I feel so proud and I am leaving Wembley with a good feeling.
We conceded a counter-attack in the first half but the second was the best performance I have seen. We were not clinical and sometimes you score with less opportunities but it is nothing to complain about. The team played unbelievable football and everyone who watched the game can feel the same as myself.”