Sloppy start against City frustrates Spurs boss Pochettino

Sloppy start against City frustrates Spurs boss Pochettino

Gabriel Jesus's 10th Premier League goal of the season and an Ilkay Gundogan penalty - replays showed the contact from Hugo Lloris's lunge on Raheem Sterling occurred fractionally outside the box - put City in the driving seat but Christian Eriksen reducing the arrears in the 42nd minute left the runaway league leader again looking vulnerable.

"For sure they are going to win the PL but I'm disappointed because we didn't compete in the first 25 minutes".

Otherwise, a City victory in their next game against Swansea on 22 April will be enough.

The Barca coach praised his players for putting the Roma defeat behind them. A pair of defeats by Liverpool saw them knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, while the chance to seal the Premier League title against their arch rivals was blown with a 3-2 loss to Manchester United.

Ben Davies' horrific 27th-minute tackle on Kompany typified Spurs' frustrations but there was salvation before the break for the hosts as Aymeric Laporte's clearance fired into the City goal off Eriksen.

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The Argentinian was particularly scathing about the types of goals conceded by his side against City, adding: "We conceded from a long ball, a penalty that wasn't and a set-piece - goals we can't concede".

"We have to congratulate Manchester City because they are very close to winning the title". Since starting off the season with a 2-0 record, West Brom has fallen to the bottom of the table with a 1-18-12 record over its last 31 matches. The league said clubs decided during a meeting that they made a decision to continue testing in order to "make further improvements to the system, especially around communication inside the stadium and for those following at home and around the world".

"They put us under pressure but we dealt with it well and came through". "But we still need to improve to reach the last level which is the most hard thing". We still need to work a lot. It's not the same. Similarly, the second goal resulted from a swift counter-attack that eventually saw Hugo Lloris come way off his line and foul Sterling to concede a penalty (although contact happened outside the box), which was dispatched easily by Gundogan.

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Asked about what is needed to reach Manchester City's level, Pochettino told his post-match press conference: "I think you know, the people know, we know, that of course we are working in a different way to them". We've tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. "We have got five finals to play, after that we will see".

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