Poch goes easy on flops as ‘players aren’t helped by telling them they are s***’

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO says there is no point tearing into his Tottenham flops – because telling them they are “s**t* won’t solve anything.Pochettino has watched his side lurch into crisis after a dismal start to the campaign which has effectively ruled them out of winning two trophies within two months.2 Mauricio Pochettino says there is no point reading the riot act to his flop Tottenham playersCredit: Rex FeaturesSpurs are miles adrift in the Premier League, been dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester and humiliated 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich.Saturday’s inept display in their 3-0 thrashing at Brighton leaves the club down in ninth in the table amid suggestions scores of Tottenham players  do not want to be there.But Pochettino said: “The team has lost confidence. We have to work to win that trust again.”We talk to the players. We tell them that we have lost by mistakes, but we must try to forget them.”The best way to help the player is not telling him that he has done s***.”You can’t hide. You have to share the responsibility.”Speaking at a conference in Qatar where he is spending two days during the international break, Pochettino added: “We at Tottenham work as a team.”After two big defeats like the ones we have suffered, we have to think about the future.2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer”You have to recover the emotional level. When you are on the top, you feel you must respond to dignity.”Football is born in the heart. Our responsibility is to be guardians of this, make sure you don’t forget.”You have to help the players to motivate themselves. But how can you motivate yourself after the Champions League? I say: ‘Are we professionals? Or not?'” Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and Brightonlast_img read more

ISL 2018-19: Jamshedpur FC vs ATK: Steve Copell sneaks a point in his homecoming

first_imgAdvertisementJamshedpur FC and ATK played out a 1-1 draw at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Sunday. Sergio Cidoncha had given the home side the lead when Arindam Bhattacharya misjudged the trajectory of his free kick. Manuel Lanzarote restored parity for the away side when his in-swinging corner found the back of the net directly after Subhashish Roy Chowdhury failed to palm it away.Jamshedpur FC spilled points in their first home game (Credits-indiansuperleague.com)The Men of Steel started the game on a front foot with Soosairaj looking dangerous on the left wing. However, John Johnson and Gerson Viera held their ground firm to thwart away the resulting crosses.Jamshedpur FC got the first shot at glory at the 15th minute when Soosairaj dribbled past Aiborlang Khongjee and crossed in towards Cidoncha. The Spaniard’s shot, however, was straight at the goalkeeper who punched it away.Soosairaj looked menacing on the first half (credits- indiansuperleague.com)The home side finally managed to break the deadlock at the 35th minute when Cidoncha got fouled by Pronay Halder just outside the penalty box. The resultant free kick took an awkward bounce from the turf and surged above Arindam to reach the back of the net.However, the joy was short lived as Manuel Lanzarote leveled things up for ATK at the stroke of halftime. The Spaniard’s corner swung in dangerously, but Subhashish should have palmed it away. However, the ball, instead, glided sideways and made it to the top corner.Cesar Ferrando looked frustrated as his team had more shots on goal but failed to convert it. As a result, both the sides went into the halftime tunnel with level peggings.Unlike the frenetic pace of the first half, the game slowed down at the second half.Jamshedpur FC could have taken the lead again at the 62nd minute when Mario Arques’ inch-perfect long ball found Tim Cahill’s head. However, the Australian’s header from inside the six-yard box fell straight into the hands of Arindam.Subhashish Roy Chowdhury misjudges Lanzarote’s corner kick (Credits- indiansuperleague.com)Jamshedpur FC could have walked away with three points at the 93rd minute when Mario Arques rose highest to substitute Carlos Calvo’s cross. However, the Spaniard’s towering header sailed across the crossbar.Steve Coppell should consider himself lucky as his side escaped the Steel City with a point. Jamshedpur had a flurry of chances but miscued it on the final third.With this draw, Jamshedpur find themselves sitting at the second position thanks to superior goal difference over Kerala Blasters. ATK, on the other hand, sit on the seventh position with four points from four games.Advertisementlast_img read more