Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino: Kieran Trippier must remember he is a full-back

Danny Woods
November 5, 2018

The loss of the midfielder, who will undergo assessment on Sunday, aided Wolves in briefly establishing a foothold prior to Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura's quickfire first-half goals.

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he's provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game including the latest on Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama.

Harry Kane was back among the goals on Saturday as Tottenham's star man helped his side edge past Wolves in a 3-2 thriller at Molineux. It is about the club, it is about many things. It is something we need to improve.

But Wolves eventually got their deserved rewards, with Ruben Neves and Jimenez both scoring penalties after fouls by 20-year-old centre-back Juan Foyth.

"We need to learn", he said. And you need time.

First, on 27 minutes, Lamela produced touches of real quality to hold off two defenders, play a clever one-two with Son and fire a crisp, low finish past Rui Patricio in Wolves' goal.

The Argentine has always been touted as a future manager of Los Blancos after the impressive job he has done to turn Tottenham Hotspur from serial "nearly-men" into regular top four finishers - and has done so by playing some fine football. If we have to play a different way, we have to play a different way. "Are we going to have the possibility to fix problems or are we going to manage in the same way?"

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"It was a very good game of football; very emotional".

It is a problematic position for Pochettino ahead of Tuesday's Champions League duel with PSV Eindhoven and next Saturday's London derby at Crystal Palace, and it will be hard for him to rotate now.

"We play in one way and it demands a lot of energy and concentration", said the Frenchman.

Alli cited Pochettino, who has coached most of those players to the top of their game, as a main reason for him agreeing to stay, but the Argentinian is keen to stay modest.

It is not an easy period for Tottenham players or fans but we deserve credit.

The final 10 minutes were horribly nervy for Tottenham, but they fought their way over the line and now find themselves back in the thick of the title race, in fourth position on goal difference.

"It is worse when there are American football games a few days before but we need to accept that and we can not complain".

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