Date: 11th September 2019 at 6:00pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has blasted Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to have Tottenham play so negatively against Manchester City earlier in the season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former City and England defender says that the manner in which the north London outfit approached the game against the reigning champions left a bitter taste in his mouth, insisting they were incredibly fortunate to come away with a 2-2 draw.

The Lilywhites had to come back from behind twice to seal a point, goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura ensuring that Pochettino’s men avoided defeat.

However, having seen Tottenham peppered with shots and dominated in terms of possession, Mills says he was not happy with how Pochettino had set up his side in such a negative and pragmatic style.

Asked if he had been disappointed by Spurs this season, Mills told Football Insider: “Maybe their attitude against Manchester City – they had to go there and be solid but in my opinion it was too negative.

“It’s bizarre because they came away with a point but they were very lucky to come away with a point, very, very fortunate.”

Spurs saw just 44 per cent of the ball at the Etihad, with Pep Guardiola’s men managing to have 30 shots at Hugo Lloris, 10 of which were on target, in comparison to Tottenham’s three efforts, their two on target the goals they scored.

The Lilywhites went into the international break off the back of a 2-2 draw with north London rivals Arsenal, while their next game sees them take on fellow London side Crystal Palace at home.

In other Tottenham news, Football Insider can reveal that one Spurs player is set to be recalled against the Eagles after missing out versus Arsenal.