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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Pochettino confirms the press got it all wrong

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed in his interview with former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas on the BBC Premier League programme last night, that the problem at the end of last season was not a physical one but a mental one.

he demonstrated that the national press and many websites simply don't know what they are talking about when it comes to top level sport. It is why I have previously suggested that all reporters reporting on football should be sent on a coaching course to understand the game better that they are professing themselves to be experts in.

The masses have the game wrong, players are not the robots they think but people the same as you and I with emotions and feelings. You have bad days where things don't go right or that you are not feeling 100% even though there is nothing physically wrong with you, days when mentally you are not just there.

Footballers are the same as you and I and the fact they had mentally given up was, as far as I am concerned, patently obvious. To try and find another excuse was nonsense, it should have been reported how it is. Pochettino was right to be furious at the time, but it is something the players have to learn from. If one target disappears, there is always another target and for the fans the target was huge. Clearly, for certain players, it wasn't and that isn't good enough if they want to win trophies consistently.

Every game is a big game, we have a big game on Saturday against somewhat of a bogey team away from home.


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