Date: 16th April 2018 at 4:56pm
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The gaffer isn’t dwelling on the loss against Manchester City – and nor should he in public – Mauricio told PA Sport:

“After 14 games unbeaten, it was a massive, massive run for us,” he said. “We played Liverpool, United, Arsenal, Chelsea and 14 games unbeaten I think the players deserve full credit. We are disappointed but not frustrated or sad because when we increased our level and showed our real quality we showed we can compete against Manchester City – the best team in England.”

What he’s said there is in fact garbage.

There was no increase of ‘level’ or ‘quality’ against City who were unlucky in the end not to win by a bigger margin.

Spurs were lacking in virtually every department with only Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen accrediting themselves.

When it came to let-downs, it was a toss up between Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris for the title of ‘Least Effective Player Of The Night’.

For me Hugo edges it on the basis that he’s supposed to be a solid goalie and a solid captain.

He was lacking in both departments, yet again.

Poch’s line, “For me Hugo Lloris is, from the day that we arrive here, improving every season,” is frankly embarrassing. Chemical Ali territory.

Pochettino continued: “But for me Hugo Lloris is doing fantastic, for me he is one of the best keepers in the world and for me there is no doubt about him.”

The truth is, there are major doubts about the Frenchman and even whilst clinging onto the ‘People want goal keepers who don’t make mistakes – and they simply don’t exist‘ maxim, Lloris is not one of the best keepers in the world.

He may not be the best goalkeeper at Spurs, right now.

Furthermore, his position as Captain is nonsensical, he clearly doesn’t talk to anyone. This isn’t ‘perception’, this is evidence based fact based upon having watched him play for several years now.

In private, one can only hope he’s being less economical with the truth.

  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • StevieG April 16, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Poch is beginning to found out by both the other top teams and the more perceptive Spurs fans. How he thought that playing exactly same way against City would not result in another bashing is beyond me ! His remarks are getting more ridiculous when he talks up our players and makes you wonder if he is just as delusional as a parent who can see no wrong in their child.

  • Sexy Beast April 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Pooch said in his presser that Toby might get a game on Tuesday…………..

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      How awfully generous of her!

  • VincentianMagic April 16, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Poch strikes me as a stubborn so and so. Players seem to get frozen out regardless if they are better than those on the pitch; certain other players seem untouchable.
    Kane should not be starting as he is clearly not fully fit. Lloris is not a top keeper and certainly should not be captain.
    Substitutions appear to be set on stone for specific times Ina match regardless of the situation.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Poch, but he still has much to learn tactically IMO.

    How about recalling Toby and Wanyama and playing a back five for a start?

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Subs are penned out in advance. Come hell or high water.

  • David Dillenberg April 16, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    – Surely it’s time to drop Lloris and replace him with Vorm against Manure?
    – Make a realistic bid for the Burnley keeper in the summer.
    – Toby’s absence is hurting.

    • Erik April 16, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Not hurting that much, it was 15 league games unbeaten until Saturday evening.

  • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    One for you Raz

    • melcyid April 16, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      when is Comey gonna release Diane and Jeremys sex tapes

      • Sexy Beast April 16, 2018 at 5:40 pm


      • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

        I’ll drop box ’em to ya!

  • UpintheGods April 16, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Pochettino should have done a Mourinho and said: “Lloris has frankly been disappointing for the last 3 games, I can’t see anyone wanting to buy him which is good because Levy wouldn’t replace him anyway. Plus his distribution, which was always rubbish, has now degenerated into hoofing it upfield, usually onto the head of a big defender as Kane is out of sorts and has been shit since he came back from injury. I will need at least £350m to sort this squad out.”

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? April 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    This is on par with his Sissoko nonsense comments. Again making us fans out to be idiots. Hugo has got worse. There’s no question.

  • Nick April 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Can only agree H

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      It’s upside down thinking.

      At least he’s calm.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 April 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Perception is reality. Firstly.

    • Freund or Foe April 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      That’s why I take shit loads of acid.

      • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm


      • Horndog 🇺🇸 April 16, 2018 at 5:29 pm

        Probably why I don’t. 😬

        • Aussie in Switzerland April 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

          Had a bad one after 3 keg parties in 3 days at uni….. Came crashing down at the toga party on day 4 with sime dodgy battery acid acid (no wonder they were so cheap) …. Magic mushies on the other hand, are free (and grow out of cow shit where I come from) …. Never had any bad experiences on them in the 4 countries I have had them

          • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm

            I had a very, very bad experience on shrooms.

            The long and short of it is we returned from the pub and I, who had said he would never ever touch them, said ‘oh go on then’.

            After a large cup of this awful tea and about an hour later, my pissed cohort broke the news to me that he had just realised he’d used about 5 times what he – the seasoned campaigner – was used to and was ‘ a bit concerned’.

            He was right to be.

            • Aussie in Switzerland April 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

              I saw fireflies where leaves should have been, and veins in the sky

              • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm

                Oh, I met some ants. Charming people. Stayed for a good while.

                • AntSpurs April 16, 2018 at 8:06 pm

                  De nada, we’re a good bunch us ‘Ant’ lot. Love a good partey.

                  • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm

                    Not that night!!!!

                    • AntSpurs April 16, 2018 at 8:17 pm

                      Too right, that acid is some lethal shit. Had shrooms couple of times which was good, but a purple microdot was nuts. To it about 16 yrs old in a club going from fits of giggles, tears of laughter feeling as though they’re burning through the cheeks of my face, rainbow fountains spraying from everyone’s shoes, graffiti on walls jumping out towards us, to dancing with trolls and being transported from one place to another. Taking to someone in one place to arriving somewhere else taking with someone I’ve never met some deep in conversation. Strange times 😂