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Monday 20 August 2018

Pochettino rues costly mistakes in first defeat

Tottenham suffered their first defeat of the season under new manager Mauricio Pochettino and the Argentinean felt events conspired against them.

"We are very disappointed with the result because we had key moments in the game," Pochettino said.

"In the beginning after some mistakes we conceded the first goal, but we competed very well in that first half. We created a chance, a one against one with the keeper.

"Then in the second half we conceded a very soft penalty at a key moment in the game.

"And at 2-0 down we tried, but we tried but were unlucky. I'm disappointed with the result."

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor echoed his manager's thoughts and expressed a desire to respond.

"We have to find a way to correct the mistakes and move forward. It's very important to bounce back from this," he added.

"We are all disappointed but the season has a long way to go and we have to learn from our mistakes."

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