Latest Spurs news: Mauricio Pochettino concerned for team after West Ham loss
Michail Antonio created some unwanted history from Tottenham’s side as he became the first away scorer at the new stadium.
The West Ham attacker got the only goal of the game in the second half as we slumped to a first defeat at our new home.
The manner of the defeat was certainly worrying as things fell flat for us after a decent first half.
Mauricio Pochettino was also concerned about the impact of the defeat as we face Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The Argentine spoke after the game and believed that three points against the Hammers would have provided Spurs with a boost ahead of the Champions League semi (h/t Daily Mail):
“I’m disappointed because it’s a setback.
“We wanted to win the three points to be in a good position and arrive in the Champions League game in a very good mood and good way.”
A change in emotions before Ajax comes calling
The manager further spoke about how the feeling had changed as Ajax visit us on Tuesday:
“The feeling for everyone has changed quickly. After the win here against Brighton on Tuesday, everyone had a very good feeling – that we are having a fantastic season and we are going to arrive in our best condition – but after our defeat today it’s like we will arrive the complete opposite.”
Ajax come into the game having rested this weekend as the Dutch FA postponed all Eredivisie games for this round.
The Dutch giants have been fantastic in the Champions League with wins over Juventus and Real Madrid, however, we have done well too.
Tottenham knocked out Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City, and it should be a great match on Tuesday at our new home.
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The players should be up for our biggest European match in years, and they should put up a better performance than the one against the Hammers last evening.