Pochettino explains why he made defensive switch that didn't impress Spurs fans

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has explained the thinking behind a switch he made in the second half during the 4-2 defeat at Arsenal.

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As soon as Dier dropped back we had no midfield. We needed Winks on to have a chance of keeping the ball. The simple fact is that they have 2 very quick and mobile strikers and once they were both on we couldn't cope.
 

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Should have put Tobes in from the start.
Should have brought Tobes on after 10 minutes at 1-0
Ok, we settled in the latter stages of the 1st half.
Should have brought Tobes on at 50 minutes
Should never play Dier in CB. Especially with Foyth and a rusty Vertonghen

He hasn't explained it and he hasn't apologies for it. It cost us the game. A calm, mature defence would have seen us get at least a point. It would have given the offense more time on the ball, time to get in to spaces.
Games like this kill kids like Foyths careers. He (and the others) will have nightmares about yesterday. That was a slaughtering.
 

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Should have put Tobes in from the start.
Should have brought Tobes on after 10 minutes at 1-0
Ok, we settled in the latter stages of the 1st half.
Should have brought Tobes on at 50 minutes
Should never play Dier in CB. Especially with Foyth and a rusty Vertonghen

He hasn't explained it and he hasn't apologies for it. It cost us the game. A calm, mature defence would have seen us get at least a point. It would have given the offense more time on the ball, time to get in to spaces.
Games like this kill kids like Foyths careers. He (and the others) will have nightmares about yesterday. That was a slaughtering.
While I get where you're coming from, Foyth did little wrong in the first half - he was actually quite good. I also disagree that such games destroy young players' careers. Quite the opposite. He can only learn when he is placed under pressure. And I'm sure he will. One bad team performance can't be placed on a single pair of shoulders.
As far as Poch apologising... Did Sari apologise for last week?
 

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While I get where you're coming from, Foyth did little wrong in the first half - he was actually quite good. I also disagree that such games destroy young players' careers. Quite the opposite. He can only learn when he is placed under pressure. And I'm sure he will. One bad team performance can't be placed on a single pair of shoulders.
As far as Poch apologising... Did Sari apologise for last week?
I agree. If one game can destroy a player's career then you would have to question their mental fortitude. He'll be fine.
 

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Should have put Tobes in from the start.
Should have brought Tobes on after 10 minutes at 1-0
Ok, we settled in the latter stages of the 1st half.
Should have brought Tobes on at 50 minutes
Should never play Dier in CB. Especially with Foyth and a rusty Vertonghen

He hasn't explained it and he hasn't apologies for it. It cost us the game. A calm, mature defence would have seen us get at least a point. It would have given the offense more time on the ball, time to get in to spaces.
Games like this kill kids like Foyths careers. He (and the others) will have nightmares about yesterday. That was a slaughtering.
Please, you think ferdinand didn't see his team get a hiding while at west ham?
 

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Is it just remotely possible that priority is being given to the Barca game? After all, this is a few points in the EPL whereas the Barca game equates to £££££££££££££££ if we can get something. I'm sure I know where Levy's preference would be. To be honest, I'd rather stay in the CL if at all possible.
 

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Is it just remotely possible that priority is being given to the Barca game? After all, this is a few points in the EPL whereas the Barca game equates to £££££££££££££££ if we can get something. I'm sure I know where Levy's preference would be. To be honest, I'd rather stay in the CL if at all possible.
I would say so.
 

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Is it just remotely possible that priority is being given to the Barca game? After all, this is a few points in the EPL whereas the Barca game equates to £££££££££££££££ if we can get something. I'm sure I know where Levy's preference would be. To be honest, I'd rather stay in the CL if at all possible.
Hadn't crossed my mind, but blimey, you're right. A game like against Chelsea and we're in with a shout.
 

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Please, you think ferdinand didn't see his team get a hiding while at west ham?
Was he coming off the back of a game like Wolves and left exposed to blame like Foyth was yesterday? That point when Aurrier turned to him and went mental was uncalled for, but it highlighted his lack of experience.

We need to ease him in until he's more comfortable. Not throw him in the sharks.
 

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Was he coming off the back of a game like Wolves and left exposed to blame like Foyth was yesterday? That point when Aurrier turned to him and went mental was uncalled for, but it highlighted his lack of experience.

We need to ease him in until he's more comfortable. Not throw him in the sharks.
Aurier was trying to hide his rubbish attempt to trap a ball. If he felt the presence of Aubameyang, boot it out. Always maintain control even if it means playing the ball out. We should've just slowed the game down to the pace that would've suited us, not tried to go toe to toe against a fresh team.
Plus, it's fine spouting off opinions on here, but Pochettino knows better than us how to bring through young players.
 

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Was he coming off the back of a game like Wolves and left exposed to blame like Foyth was yesterday? That point when Aurrier turned to him and went mental was uncalled for, but it highlighted his lack of experience.

We need to ease him in until he's more comfortable. Not throw him in the sharks.
He was at west ham. Most young defenders get exposed at one time or another. A lot don't start at big clubs. Or are loaned to smaller ones. They can't cope or adapt then they don't make it.
 

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Is it just remotely possible that priority is being given to the Barca game? After all, this is a few points in the EPL whereas the Barca game equates to £££££££££££££££ if we can get something. I'm sure I know where Levy's preference would be. To be honest, I'd rather stay in the CL if at all possible.
Look , unless Wanyama and Dembele produce recoveries from injury and loss of form even more miraculous than Tyson Fury beating the count, can you really see us beating Barca with our current centre defensive midfielders ? The chickens came home to roost yesterday and it all goes back to our failure to strengthen that area in the summer.
 

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I have to say, I wanted the three at the back from about 20 minutes onwards. Toby on, match em up. However, not sure it was right with the personnel used.
 

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Look , unless Wanyama and Dembele produce recoveries from injury and loss of form even more miraculous than Tyson Fury beating the count, can you really see us beating Barca with our current centre defensive midfielders ? The chickens came home to roost yesterday and it all goes back to our failure to strengthen that area in the summer.
I never mentioned Wanyama or Dembele. My comment was more in relation to Alderweireld and Winks. It's not impossible for us to beat Barca - just unlikely,
 

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Look , unless Wanyama and Dembele produce recoveries from injury and loss of form even more miraculous than Tyson Fury beating the count, can you really see us beating Barca with our current centre defensive midfielders ? The chickens came home to roost yesterday and it all goes back to our failure to strengthen that area in the summer.

Yes, finally!!! You can say it!!! But my God you've had to wait a long time. You've had to endure beating United, Chelsea, Inter, you've had to weather a League Cup victory against a Premier league team (albeit just the Spammers), you've had to sit through our CL resurgance. Through sitting in the top 4/top 3. And now, the heavens have answered - we've lost in the league for the first time in months. It's down to the lack of summer activity I tells ya!
Levy you fool, Poch you moron!
The chickens have come home to roost!
 
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i think Poch did it, with an eye on developing Foyth in a big game as he doesn't expect Toby to be here next year. Obviously, in hindsight & for most of us in foresight the wrong decision. He might have done the same against Inter, if Foyth was registered in the CL squad.
 
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