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Pochettino slams ‘crazy’ criticism from media

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has lashed out at those in the media who have thrown criticism his way after his sides recent poor run of results.

The North London outfit began their Premier League campaign in excellent fashion winning all three of their opening games – including a famous 3-0 win away to Manchester United.

However, Spurs performance level then dropped dramatically which resulted in Pochettino’s side losing consecutive games against Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan, before his side finally got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Brighton last weekend.

The Argentine coaches selection decisions had been called into question during his sides recent poor run of results, but the 46-year-old has passionately hit back at his critics.

“I think it’s crazy and the problems sometimes is not from the media. But sometimes some people who play football and were professionals.’’ Pochettino told reporters at his press conference ahead of his sides Carabao Cup game at home to Watford tonight.

“Their opinion is similar and it’s difficult to understand, because I was a professional player and now a manager, and you need to understand that to deal with 24 or 25 players is not easy.

“To give the possibility to play to all the players always is so important because they need to feel the confidence and trust. They need to challenge the players they believe are ahead of them.

“In the end for me it’s about the squad. It’s about being a team. If you want to win some competitions you can win or lose with one or with another.

“I repeat again, I don’t understand the obsession with asking about the players that are going to play in one or another competition because when we are going to play tomorrow, or Saturday, or Wednesday, or I don’t know, always it’s Tottenham that’s going to play, and your honour.

“But of course I understand you and everyone needs to find always some reason to talk.”

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