Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side received a very good wake-up call after they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday. The north London giants had gone into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Manchester United on the road but their performance against Watford was far from impressive.
Speaking after the defeat, Pochettino highlighted that he was disappointed with the team’s application on the playing field and feels the team cannot concede for the title with such performances, he said: “It is so painful to concede two goals like this, it is so painful because the first half looked like a friendly game. I am very disappointed, very disappointed because if you want to be a contender…it is so difficult to understand because I thought we controlled the game in the first 45 minutes. We conceded two goals that if you want to be a contender you cannot concede. It is the beginning and it is a very good wake-up call for everyone.”