Pochettino: This is what was disappointing about Tottenham victory over Hull
By Matt Farr
Mauricio Pochettino insists he was ‘sad’ and ‘disappointed’ not to see goalkeeper Hugo Lloris win the Premier Golden Glove award.
Tottenham cruised to an emphatic 7-1 away win over Hull on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, but Pochettino admits there was still reason to be disappointed.
The ever-present 30-year-old stopper has kept 15 clean sheets from 34 league appearances this term, but failed to register a shut-out in any of his final three outings.
His goalkeeping rival Thibaut Courtois, meanwhile, registered 16 clean sheets from 36 league appearances for Chelsea, pipping the Tottenham star to the end of season award.
But despite revelling in what was a stunning performance from his Tottenham side at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Pochettino admits he was ‘sad’ to see his star miss out on the award.
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He told Sky Sports: “We are a little bit disappointed and sad for Hugo, because I think he deserved to have the Golden Glove, but we will be looking next season to provide the trophy for him.”
The France international was beaten by a 66th-minute strike from on loan striker Oumar Niasse for relegated Hull, but the goal provided little consolation for the home side on their Premier League farewell.
A hat-trick from Harry Kane, and further goals from Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama, Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld ensured Tottenham ended their Premier League campaign on a high note.
The north London club secured a second-placed finish in the league standings, and a place in the Champions League for the second successive season, whilst they also finished 11 points clear of rivals Arsenal.
Having conceded just 26 goals from their 38 Premier League matches, Tottenham also boasted the best defensive record in the English top flight.
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