Loads of fans have been reacting to some comments made by Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham’s defeat to Barcelona, as the boss hailed his players’ performance.
While the 4-2 scoreline suggests it was an enthralling end-to-end game, Tottenham can really consider themselves lucky to have only lost by two against Barcelona on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi was absolutely unplayable, Tottenham made far too many mistakes, and the Barcelona midfield completely ran the game.
Spurs did show plenty of fight though, scoring twice in the second half to cut the deficit before Messi wrapped up the game in the closing stages with his second of the night.
Pochettino has often been criticised for his lack of trophies, and rival fans are bashing his mentality after the match.
“To concede a goal so early, we destroyed the plan,” he said.
“If we start the game this way, it’s so tough for the players. In the second half. I feel proud for the effort of the players.
“We were handicapped against Barcelona after conceding after one minute. I think our players were heroes to chase the game against a team with Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.”
While it’s great to see a manager sticking up for his players, the Tottenham boss is taking loads of stick on Twitter for having a losing mentality.
You can find some of the best reactions down below, where even a few Tottenham fans are bashing the comments…
The kind of mentality that keeps spurs failing to win a trophy every year
— AJ (@AJCFC92) October 4, 2018
Heroic putting the pressure on
— Jack Sessions (@SessionsJack) October 4, 2018
When’s the DVD out
— Roo (@therealroodamp) October 4, 2018
Heroes In failure.
— Netanyahu Amos (@amos01amos) October 4, 2018
Another DVD for Christmas ??
— John O’Brien (@johnobupmayo) October 4, 2018
Proper Spursy statement that. You can feel the lack of ambition
— Craig Appleyard (@CraigAppleyard1) October 4, 2018
Small club mentality statement if ever I’ve heard one
— SPURSinGIFs2 (@SPURSinGIFs2) October 4, 2018
this bloke is an absolute myth and has the UK media wrapped around his finger, heroes = i have been at spurs for years and won nothing #poch
— Craig Robert (@chocomorales) October 4, 2018
A true specialist in failure..
— Alastair Cummins (@AlastairCummins) October 4, 2018
Things are falling apart. He speaks like wenger now
— K_rossi (@K__rossi) October 4, 2018