Poch insists draw at Watford was good for Tottenham, makes big claim for future
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has described his side’s dip in form as a “good experience” and insists that the players will come back stronger.
Spurs dropped more points in the Premier League title race by drawing 1-1 with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
Pochettino’s side have lost three of their last six Premier League games and are now without a win in their last four. They will be 18 points behind league leaders Manchester City if Pep Guardiola’s can beat 18th-placed West Ham United tomorrow.
However, the Spurs boss believes that the players will benefit from the experience and insists they will come back stronger.
“It’s a good experience for us – a team that in the last two seasons was also being praised by you in the way we played and defended,” said Pochettino, as quoted by football.london.
“To live that experience is important, to learn for the future. I think we’ll be a stronger team for it.
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“Sometimes it’s important in football to feel that frustration and disappointment that it’s not all easy and you can’t win all games easily.
“Sometimes in a tough period that can happen and you reveal your character and you learn a lot from this type of situation.”
Spurs were flying under Pochettino at the start of the season, but a recent dip in form has seen them fall to sixth place in the Premier League table.
Tottenham came from behind to draw 1-1 with the Watford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Christian Kabasele headed the Hornets in front from a corner but Son Heung-min equalised for Spurs from Christian Eriksen’s cross.
Davinson Sanchez was then sent off for Tottenham for elbowing Richarlison before Abdoulaye Doucoure rattled the post for the home side from 25 yards, put Pochettino’s side held on for a point.
Spurs are now four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table.
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