Latest Spurs news: Pochettino explains why Tottenham cannot be compared with City after 2-2 draw
Mauricio Pochettino was pleased after picking up a point against Manchester City at the Etihad.
The home side dominated the game and seemed to have won the tie in the final moments when Gabriel Jesus smashed the ball into the net.
However, the goal was ruled out after VAR confirmed Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball in the build-up to the effort.
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The Argentine even suggested that the team isn’t settled enough as the transfer window is still active, and explained why Tottenham’s situation could not be compared to that of City’s (h/t Football.london):
“That is never easy and we face today the last Premier League winner, for the past two seasons. They are a very consistent team, improving every season, signing players that came from different teams who were winning, like Cancelo from Juventus.
“We are in a different process. That is why we cannot compare both teams.”
Poch highlights Tottenham’s spirit
The manager also spoke about the “faith and belief” in the side as they twice came from behind to draw level.
However, Pochettino reiterated that his team needs to improve but was happy with four points from two games so far.
Getting anything against City is an achievement these days and even if we rode our luck a bit, a point has to be celebrated.
Tottenham didn’t start Giovani Lo Celso or Ryan Sessegnon in this game, so there should be more to come from the side.
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Son Heung-min should be back from his suspension soon, and it will be interesting to see how we play with a full-strength side.