Pochettino suggests ref denied Spurs a point against Liverpool

Date published: Saturday 15th September 2018 3:25

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits Liverpool were the better side on Saturday – but believes Spurs were denied a late stonewall penalty.

Liverpool scored in either half, with Gini Wijnaldum scoring first, before Roberto Firmino’s 54th minute finish.

Eric Lamela came off the bench to score two minutes into five minutes of stoppage time, to give Spurs hope.

And, that hope could have turned to reality when Son Heung-min was tripped in the box, but referee Michael Oliver’s decision not to award the spot kick left Pochettino frustrated.

“Liverpool were better,” Pochettino told the BBC post match.

“We competed, we were close, and the action at the end of the game was crazy and the challenge on Son at the end should have been a penalty. Then the result would have been different.

“Of course I am disappointed with the result but we must keep working and improving. Today was a competitive game you can win or you can lose. There are lots of games ahead.

“There are lots of things to assess and analyse – it’s early in the season and this is a moment to be cool and calm. Is this a tough time? Listen, don’t worry about me!”

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