Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is not worried by his side’s shock 2-1 loss to Newcastle United this past Sunday, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
Spurs were favourites to beat the Magpies at White Hart Lane and started well when Eric Dier headed in a Christian Eriksen corner during the first half, but Steve McClaren’s men fought back after the break to earn a surprising victory following goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez.
The result allowed Newcastle to jump out of the relegation zone and above champions Chelsea on the table, while the Lilywhites will be gutted to not leapfrog Manchester United into the final Champions League spot.
However, Tottenham manager Pochettino has claimed he is not concerned by the defeat, insisting that his side had control over the game and it was only a few mistakes that cost them.
“I am not concerned. Everyone was happy with the first half; it was clear we had energy to create chances and control the game, so I am not worried,” he said.
“But I want to see the game again because in the second half, the feeling was not the same.
“Nobody expected, after the first half, how we finished the game.
“In the second half, we started to make some easy mistakes. We lost control, gave them belief to get back in, and the chances we conceded made it easy for Newcastle.
“We need to assess and analyse the second half because it is impossible to see two halves in a different way.”
Spurs will travel to the St. Mary’s to face Southampton in their next Premier League fixture.