Pochettino: Tottenham may take action over incident in draw v Watford
Mauricio Pochettino suggested that Tottenham may appeal Davinson Sanchez’s red card from their draw with Watford but he has to review the footage first.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the manager revealed that he wasn’t going to speak about the referee’s performance before carefully commenting on the situation.
“I don’t know if it was [a sending off] or not,” shared the Spurs boss.
“You can judge better than me on video, but the players said it was not his intention.”
Pochettino went on to say he thought the collision “wasn’t intentional” but added that he didn’t know whether they would appeal until re-watching the footage privately.
Sanchez was sent off in the 52nd minute after colliding with Richarlison, and this meant the defender left his teammates to battle for a point, a man down.
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Luckily for the defender, Tottenham held on to the 1-1 draw despite Abdoulaye Doucoure going close for Watford by striking the post from 25-yards-out following Sanchez’s dismissal.
The draw did mean that Tottenham have not won any of their last four league games, following defeats to Leicester City and Arsenal as well as drawing with West Bromwich Albion at Wembley.
The point earned saw them move up in the table to be sixth but they’re still three points behind their bitter rivals Arsenal despite playing a game more.
Spurs are also 15 points behind undefeated league leaders Manchester City; and the leaders could extend the gap to 18 points with victory over West Ham on Sunday.
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