Watford defeat a good wake-up call for Tottenham Hotspur – Mauricio Pochettino
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.
Spurs endured a rather poor transfer window where they failed to make a single addition to the squad but they have still made a good start to the season with nine points accumulated from the first four matches. Nonetheless, they have the tendency to underperform whenever the expectations are on them and this is something which Pochettino may need to resolve to end their decade-long trophy drought.
The north London giants are now expected to release players for the international break and Pochettino will be hoping that the team returns unscathed the following week, given their schedule only gets tougher. After the internationals, Spurs are scheduled to host league leaders Liverpool at the Wembley Stadium on September 15 and thereafter, they make the San Siro visit to take on Inter Milan in the Champions League.