EPL: Mauricio Pochettino reveals who caused Tottenham's 2-1 loss to Watford


EPL: Mauricio Pochettino reveals who caused Tottenham's 2-1 loss to Watford

Tottenham were brought crashing down to earth as Watford kept their 100 per cent Premier League record going with a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.

Spurs went ahead thanks to Abdoulaye Doucoure's own goal but Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart turned the game around and saw the Hornets make it four wins from four this term.

It's disappointing, especially conceding from two set-pieces. It is so painful to concede two goals like this, it is so painful because the first half looked like a friendly game.

Spurs ran out 3-0 winners over Manchester United on Monday, with Harry Kane's fine header and Lucas Moura's clinical brace sealing a famous triumph.

"Of course, in every single Premier League game this situation will happen, with any team, and you need to show more strength defending, because that situation is when you really show that you want to win".

So, how did Tottenham and all the Spur's supporters go from top of the world, thinking we want Barcelona, to going into the break like Deadpool on top of 1200 gallons of fuel. We conceded two goals that if you want to be a contender, you can not concede.

"And in March and April and the beginning of May if we are there, then OK, now we are contenders".

"The Watford captain is strong as an ox, incredibly physical and wants to batter defenders".

"We need to get back on track and do that against Liverpool". You need to compete much, much better.

Juan Foyth has been left out of Tottenham's Champions League squad again.

"I think it is clear from the analysis. It will help us for the future to be better". Pochettino was unhappy with that win and said Tottenham were lucky, but the away fixture to unbeaten Watford was another huge test and winning would've shown Spurs to be potential title challengers.

"It's about energy and communication".

"I am happy for him but I have to say that on his goal he was supposed to block my man, and finally he scores a goal. They bring a different type of football to the game and different attributes and the other team have to think, "We've got to watch out for this or that". Because we have plenty of players in the academy, no problem. The reality is we need to analyse who is on the pitch.