Football: No excuses for Newcastle shock, admits angry..


Tottenham had only themselves to blame for a shock 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino, who refused to hide behind being denied a late penalty on Sunday.

Pochettino, Newcastle

Joelinton’s first goal for the Magpies gave Steve Bruce’s men a first-half lead to defend and they did so manfully to pick up their first points of the season.

“It’s easy (to analyse), we didn’t play well. I’m very disappointed about our performance and our result,” said Pochettino.

“Again we concede a very cheap goal in the first-half and then it was difficult.

“We weren’t capable to break down their organisation. We created some chances but not enough. We cannot justify our performance. We needed more desire, more aggression with the ball.”

Spurs were saved by VAR to claim a fortunate 2-2 draw away to Manchester City last weekend as the champions had a late goal ruled out, just as they did in a dramatic Champions League quarter-final between the pair last…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper