West Brom caretaker boss Gary Megson has said that Mauricio Pochettino’s tactical decisions were the reason why Tottenham struggled to break down his side in their draw on Saturday.
The Argentinian manager had to settle for a point against the Baggies, who are currently without a permanent manager after sacking Tony Pulis, at Wembley, with Harry Kane netting an equaliser after Solomon Rondon had given the visitors a fourth minute lead.
It was a frustrating performance from Spurs, who came into the match off the back of an impressive 2-1 win away to German giants Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash.
Megson, who is taking charge of the first team squad while they search for a new manager, believes that the approach that they take in Europe and the tactical decisions made in the league means that Tottenham are not the same threat when playing domestically.
Speaking to the press, he was quoted by football news website football.london as saying: “Tottenham Hotspur played two of the best games against Real Madrid that I’ve seen this season. They were fantastic.
“But they played with three centre-halves. Because of the way things went today for them they were changing that.”
“They changed the formation maybe three or four times during the game. I think that the idea was to try and cause us more problems.
Pochettino switched from his regular back three, which usually include Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld when they trio are fit and available, to a back four on Saturday, as he looked to include another player further up the pitch.
It awaits to be seen whether he reverts to his usual tactic when his side visit Leicester City on Tuesday, as they look to claw their way back into the Premier League title race.
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