Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino disappointed with late lapse in concentration after Burnley

PUBLISHED: 19:07 27 August 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (second left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Burnley (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (second left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Burnley (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Dele Alli looked to have fired Spurs to victory at Wembley, only for Chris Wood to net stoppage-time equaliser for Clarets

Bunrley's Chris Wood (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Tottenham Hotspur (pic: Adam Davy/PA)Bunrley's Chris Wood (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Tottenham Hotspur (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was left to rue his side’s lapse in concentration after conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to Burnley in the Premier League.

After Dele Alli had opened the scoring in the 49th minute, Spurs looked to be on their way to a first Premier League win at their temporary home at Wembley.

However, Chris Wood netted for the Clarets in stoppage-time to extend the north Londoners’ wait for a first home triumph of the season.

It leaves Pochettino with much to mull over during the upcoming international break, and the Tottenham boss was frustrated with his side’s inability to hold to all three points.

“We’re disappointed because we showed a lack of concentration at the end,” said the Argentinean.

“It was difficult because they were tough and it was a tough game. When you are able to score and have the chances to win the game, you cannot show that lack of concentration at the end.

“We conceded a goal with five or six players behind the ball. We need to take the responsibility and that was our fault.”

The result will also increase the speculation that Spurs are in the midst of a hoodoo at Wembley, having only won just twice in 12 outings at the national stadium since it was rebuilt.

For the second week in succession, the north Londoners were left disappointed after a late goal, having also conceded in the closing moments during the loss against Chelsea last Sunday.

Pochettino was again questioned about the so-called ‘curse’ after the draw with Burnley, but was again swift to deny it.

“If some people are thinking about that, it needs to stop. We have the responsibility to do better, try to win and the way we conceded the goal was because we’re at Wembley,” added the 45-year-old.

“We need to make Wembley our home and perform the same way as we did last season at White Hart Lane.

“We built a very comfortable place there, but it’s only a matter of time before the players feel that here.”

Spurs return to action following the international break on September 9 when they make the trip to Ronald Koeman’s Everton.

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

45 minutes ago

Clapton coach Andre Thomas has left the club after landing the assistant manager’s job at Bostik North side Barking this week.

Dagenham & Redbridge visit Brisbane Road tonight to take part in fourth qualifying round replay


Former Newcastle United winger pleased with his current form, but insists a lot more is to come ahead of Real Madrid clash


Arsenal U23 delivered an efficient, if unspectacular performance, on Monday night to see off Sunderland U23 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.

37 minutes ago

Campaigners have defeated Sainsbury’s in a David-versus-Goliath battle over a new store in Blackstock Road.


Daggers and O’s to meet again at Brisbane Road on Tuesday night

Premier League 2: Arsenal under-23s 2 Sunderland under-23s 0

34 minutes ago

A structural engineering company has won a prestigious award for its strong track-record of employing apprentices.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists