Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Insists His Side Deserved to Beat Chelsea Despite Losing 2-1

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed to see his side lose 2-1 against Chelsea on Saturday, stating that his side were, statistically, the better team at Stamford Bridge.

The Lilywhites took an early lead through Christian Eriksen, only for Chelsea to equalise on the stroke of half-time thanks to a superb curled effort from former Barcelona winger Pedro.


Victor Moses, who was playing on the right-side of a defensive back five, scored the winner in the second-half after making a 60-yard dash from inside his own half to latch onto Diego Costa’s low-cross.

But Pochettino still feels his side were hard-done by claiming that if closely scrutinised, Spurs were the better team.

?“I think if you analyse the game, we were better [than Chelsea],” Pochettino told BT Sport, as quoted by ?Goal.

“Against a team in very good form at a good level, we competed really well in the first half.

“It was a little bit unlucky that we conceded the goal, because we deserved to go in at half-time [winning] 2-0 or 3-0 – never 1-1. I think we deserved more.”

He added: “In the second half, we conceded a goal very quickly, but we fought and competed. Then they had the chance and scored the second goal, and it was impossible.

“I’m disappointed for the dressing room, but we should be pleased with the way we competed. I think today we competed with a very good team. I have nothing to say about that to my players.

“If you put aside the result at the end, we had the possession, we created more than Chelsea and all the statistics are for us – but football is not about just statistics.

“We have to be clinical, and the chances that they created, they scored.”


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