Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed what was his side’s biggest failure in that 1-0 loss to London rivals West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Spurs have been in improved form in recent weeks, after a turbulent spell around February and March which saw them nearly relinquish their place in the top four of the Premier League table.
Even with Harry Kane getting back on the sidelines due to an injury, Tottenham have managed to keep their fate in their own hands in the race for the top four places while challenging for Champions League where they have reached the semifinals.
But there was a real reminder of the flaws of the Spurs squad on Saturday as they suffered an unexpected defeat at home to West Ham in a frustrating London derby – Tottemham’s first loss at the new stadium.
After the game, Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his team’s failure to convert chances in front of goal was what resulted in the defeat.
“We all feel disappointed,” the Argentine said, as quoted by Team Talk
“The first half was good for us, the second half wasn’t – one chance for us, one for them and they score.
“It was tough, we knew that it was going to be tough. The opponents always arrive in a very good condition and are fresh and they made it difficult for us to compete.
“The second half was tougher because we didn’t put away the chances we created. We made an unbelievable effort in the first half to try to score, but in the second half it was difficult because West Ham were difficult to break down.
“We conceded a lot of space and they forced us to run and make an unbelievable effort. In the end we concede and it was tough, now we have to move on.”