Rose: Pochettino's half-time team talk 'one of the best things I have witnessed in football'

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Danny Rose described Mauricio Pochettino’s half-time team talk in Saturday’s north London derby as “one of the best things I have witnessed in football” as he revealed how the Tottenham Hotspur manager sent his players “to war” in the second half.

Source: Telegraph
 

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Maybe effort wasn’t the issue but was hardly a barnstorming performance reflective of such a talk.
Agreed. But that was more a reflection of a lack of quality and perhaps - dare I say it - tactical inflexibility, rather than a lack of motivation or effort.

Screw it - I just want to finish in the top 4. Looking increasingly unlikely.
 

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As I wrote in the ratings thread Rose and Lamela were certainly up for it as were some others. Sure they mostly looked out of form, sure there were far too many balls given away cheaply after often real effort to get it but on bad days you can still stand and fight which is what we did. In the end it was that attitude which got us something out of the game and allowed all to go away with the feeling that a corner has been turned
 

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Judging by how the team started the second half most of the players were not paying attention.
That made me laugh.

On a different note, a lot of us underestimate the importance of not playing at our ground. No matter what, a 85000 filled Wembley is not comparable to a 36000 WHL. Just yesterday, the Everton crowd made such a difference to the players.

Saw the home and away stats for this season. We are 6th for home stats and 1st for away. There I say the players have put a shift in and deserve some credit.
 

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You shouldn't need motivating
in the NLD
fighting for top 3
Danny was awful in the second half
Give him the benefit of the doubt
perhaps over motivated
and trying too hard.
A last minute penalty save
away from despair and meltdown.
On here anyway

Narrow margins.
 

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As I wrote in the ratings thread Rose and Lamela were certainly up for it as were some others. Sure they mostly looked out of form, sure there were far too many balls given away cheaply after often real effort to get it but on bad days you can still stand and fight which is what we did. In the end it was that attitude which got us something out of the game and allowed all to go away with the feeling that a corner has been turned
Nothing seems to be registering with Mr Eriksen at the moment though, is he gone?
 

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Nothing seems to be registering with Mr Eriksen at the moment though, is he gone?
Looks completely knackered to me. I'm not surprised either with the amount of work he gets through. He's been carrying even more responsibility with Kane and Dele sidelined too. When he's not firing we look very predictable.
 

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You shouldn't need motivating
in the NLD
fighting for top 3
Danny was awful in the second half
Give him the benefit of the doubt
perhaps over motivated
and trying too hard.
A last minute penalty save
away from despair and meltdown.
On here anyway

Narrow margins.
Bit harsh on Rose but know what you mean. I thought it was hilarious.
As soon as Poch put him in the middle he was like one of my under 11s when I tell them they are going in front of defence today, 'Weeee, I'm not defending, I can try and take on 6 players and dont need to pass the ball, woo hoo look at me g..... oh fk.'
 

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That made me laugh.

On a different note, a lot of us underestimate the importance of not playing at our ground. No matter what, a 85000 filled Wembley is not comparable to a 36000 WHL. Just yesterday, the Everton crowd made such a difference to the players.

Saw the home and away stats for this season. We are 6th for home stats and 1st for away. There I say the players have put a shift in and deserve some credit.
It's the Wembley effect... Clubs are up for playing at Wembley, some might never experience it
 
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