Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has explained why his side were defeated 2-1 by Liverpool in Saturday’s Premier League encounter played at Wembley Stadium.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino in either side of half-time ensured victory for the Reds.
Erik Lamela lone goal was not enough to get a point for Spurs.
Pochettino, however, said that his side were defeated by the Reds because his players made a lot of mistakes during the game and they were punished for not converting those chances.
“Liverpool were better,” Pochettino was quoted by Daily Star as saying at post-match conference.
“We competed, we were close, and the action at the end of the game was crazy and the challenge on Son at the end should
“Then the result would have been different.
“When we started the second half, there were some massive chances for us to score.
He added, “If a penalty was given to Sonny, we would be talking in a different way about character and personality”
“We hit the post with Lucas Moura – that should have changed the game but then we conceded the second goal and it was difficult.
“The team kept pushing and if a penalty was given to Sonny, we would be talking in a different way about character and personality.
“Liverpool is a great team. I think that we made a lot of mistakes and we were punished by a team that [makes it] difficult when you concede these chances.”