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Mauricio Pochettino was left baffled by Tottenham’s fall in intensity from Olympiakos and claimed his players did not”honor the plan”
Goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura place Spurs apparently in Greece but Daniel Podence and Mathieu Valbuena as they deservedly got back to the match.
In the contest of last season, Pochettino’s side recovered by accepting just one point from their 3 matches to finish second in their team and also also this ancient slide up might make qualification tricky again together with Crvena Zvezda and Bayern Munich ahead.
When asked what went wrong against Tottenham, Pochettino said:”I think it’s easy to explain. When we are not demonstrating that strength which the contest demands we fight. We are not talking about quality. We are talking about becoming focused, concentrated, aggressive, trusting the action.
“Exactly how many times did we expect now? Many times we were not proactive like we were against Palace. That is a really good example in three days, it is a enormous difference. It is not about tactics, it is not about quality players, it’s about the characteristic of preparing yourself to be ready to fight.
“At this type of degree you will need to match the opponent in terms of intensity, aggression, in excitement and motivation and then is going to look your caliber whenever you’re linked with the game.
“That is the first demand you want to work with. It is not a single person’s responsibility. It’s everyone’s responsibility and it’s not possible to, in three times we begin the game today be a massive difference. That’s my disappointment. I’m disappointed for everyone.”
Pochettino went on to indicate that his players failed to execute his instructions.
“From the beginning we had a strategy, we didn’t respect the plan,” he said.
“I told the players in half-time. We scored two objects but if you just analyse the performance it was not fantastic. We surrendered them a great deal of chances and the goal was painful. We did not translate that kind of aggression these kind of games demand.”

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