Pochettino: Tottenham should pressure referees like Juventus

Tottenham v Juventus ‘Brave’ Spurs are beginning to be respected in Champions League says Mauricio Pochettino
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15 Marcha, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino described Tottenham's defeat to Juventus as a "massive lesson in how to behave" on and off the pitch after his team's Champions League elimination on Wednesday.

The Juventus defender said Tottenham's failure to beat his team in the Champions League on Wednesday was typical Spurs. We need to include this situation.

Spurs went in to their last-16 second leg clash at Wembley having held the Old Lady to a 2-2 draw in Italy, and took the lead in the first-half through Son Heung-Min.

"In the Premier League this doesn't happen [from goal kicks]". "I think the most important thing is that we are showing we are able to compete".

The north Londoners visit the Vitality Stadium on Sunday to face a Bournemouth team, who are unbeaten in their last five home matches.

Kane's late miss meant Massimiliano Allegri's Juve remain on course for a third Champions League final in four years. Now it is to keep going and try to be clever and work hard.

Asked if he had any complaints about Barzagli's conduct, Pochettino said: "Of course".

Despite the setback, the former Argentina international is adamant progress is being made.

"When you are a player you feel the support of the people that are there - they are with you, on the field", he added.

"Juventus are specialists because they have the habit to win and the habit to put pressure on the referee".

"The owner [Agnelli] stayed in the tunnel before and during the game".

"Before the game was Agnelli, after the game was Agnelli, Marotta. The Tottenham people would probably say they were robbed but we deserved it".

Seven of Spurs' last nine matches in the Premier League have seen less than three goals, while these sides' previous meeting produced just a single goal back in October.

"If we only see the stats from the two games, Tottenham was much the better team", Pochettino said.

"I am not complaining".

When Harry Kane's header hit the post and the ball was cleared, Szczesny reportedly leapt to his feet and motioned to Tottenham's fans and those on the bench to sit down.

Pochettino did not dispute the defender's suggestion but said Spurs are in the process of creating their own winning culture.

It was a warning Tottenham failed to heed.

Apparently, they were clearly improving and they finished on top of their group and above Bayern Munich after outclassed them in Paris by an impressive 3-0. Another player needs one day and a half, another player a few hours.

"Then in football it's not only about a better performance, stats, shots more on targets, or have more possession".

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