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Leicester 1-1 Spurs - Mauricio's verdict

Posted on 22 August 2015  - 19:16

Mauricio Pochettino got straight to the point after our 1-1 draw at Leicester City on Saturday.

Mauricio PochettinoTom Carroll and Harry Kane celebrate Dele Alli's goal

“It’s not about tactics, it’s not about football, when you score and there is only five, six minutes until the end of the game, you need to compete better and this is where we need to improve.”

The Head Coach cut a frustrated figure at the King Power Stadium.

High-flying Foxes started well but we got a foothold in the game midway through the first half and created the better chances.

We started to get on top after the break and took the lead with only nine minutes remaining when substitute Dele Alli headed home his first Spurs goal from Nacer Chadli’s cross.

But our joy was short-lived as Leicester went straight up the other end and Riyad Mahrez levelled within a minute.

Both teams had further chances in an entertaining affair but it ended a point apiece, as we completed the 90 minutes with 65 per cent possession and 19 shots to Leicester’s 13.

“The first half was 50-50, difficult for both teams,” said Mauricio.

“In the second half I thought we played much better, dominated the game, created chances, scored and then it’s difficult to explain what happened.

“We conceded a silly goal and it’s a shame because we deserved more but again, we pay for our mistake and only take one point.”

Meanwhile, Mauricio said Clinton Njie could be available to make his debut against Everton next week. “He was in France for his work permit and maybe next week he will be available. First, he needs to train more with the group.”

Christian Eriksen missed out with a knee injury.