Pochettino disappointed with Spurs performance after Wolves defeat

Mauricio Pochettino was struggling to take any positives out of his sides 3-1 defeat to Wolves at Wembley.

Harry Kane scored his 13th league goal of the season with a fine 25-yard strike in the first half to give Spurs the lead.

However, despite going into the game just six points off the top of the league, they would fall to a shock 3-1 defeat after goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa.

Speaking after the game, in-demand Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino criticised virtually every element of his side’s play.

“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,” Pochettino told the BBC.

“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.”

The result, combined with Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Arsenal, leaves Spurs nine points off the top.

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