By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Mauricio Pochettino revealed he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed” after live TV footage showed him punching the turf in frustration after Dele Alli missed an open goal during Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Stoke.
Spurs demolished Mark Hughes’ team at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night with a masterclass that kept their Premier League title hopes alive.
Two goals apiece from Harry Kane and Dele Alli secured the three points for Pochettino’s team and narrowed the gap on Leicester at the top to five points.
“During the game sometimes you are very excited and you create the chance and not score and not kill the game. You are very focused on the match and you want to win and this sometimes happens.
“Sorry for all, and I feel a little bit embarrassed.”
In other Tottenham news, the Londoners have been given a major transfer boost ahead of the summer window.