Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-3 against Wolves on Saturday and Mauricio Pochettino believes the loss was caused by his team’s lack of effort in the second half.
Spurs held a slim 1-0 lead till the 75th minute of the game but started the second half with a more lenient approach towards the game. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men punished them with three goals within the span ten minutes and sealed all three points at Wembley.
Speaking to BBC, Pochettino said after the game, “We did not dominate the ball in the second half. We were wrong in the way we tried to play, too much long ball and our energy dropped in the second half, which led to bad decision making when they were on the ball. It was difficult to come back into the game after their equaliser. But that is football.”
“We have had a very good run in the last few weeks and to keep that level is difficult. We tried to play a little more in the second half, but we were too direct and I think we started to pay for the effort in the other games.”
“We are not machines. We need to understand that we cannot get ourselves in this situation. I think we used the ball in the wrong way and allowed them to create chances on the transitions.”
This loss pulled Tottenham 9 points behind Liverpool in the title race Cardiff City and Manchester United up next.