M
SM
Monday, April 22

Premier League

TIMELINE

Mauricio Pochettino slams 'embarrassing' fixture schedule

By , Editor | 2mo
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino launches a scathing attack on his side's fixture schedule following the 3-1 win over Leicester City at Wembley.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has labelled his side's busy fixture schedule "embarrassing".

Spurs battled to a 3-1 win over Leicester City at Wembley this afternoon and will be back in action on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund.

Pochettino was keen to play the Foxes on Saturday instead of Sunday, though, and warned that the 24-hour difference could have an impact on his side when they host the Bundesliga outfit.

"I am disappointed and upset. It's embarrassing. We play today and then we play on Wednesday - I cannot understand why we are [playing on Sunday] because 24 hours in this competition is a massive disadvantage. It doesn't mean that we are not going to compete, but it makes no sense," he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

"It's so difficult to understand why. We came from a very tough period - Christmas and January - when clubs in Germany, Spain and Italy they were enjoying holidays. If you complete on a similar level, you need to play with the same situation. It's not going to be an excuse and I'm not going to complain any more - today will be the last time I complain - and I hope you report the right message, not 'Pochettino is crying'.

"I think you understand very well my feelings, and the feelings of the staff and the players too. We are going to give our best to be competitive and arrive in our best form, but I remember we played Manchester City here on Monday [earlier in the season] and then the EFL Cup on Wednesday. I think my players are heroes. Whatever happens at the end of the season they will be remembered, whether we win the title or not."

Tottenham's victory over Leicester took them to within five points of the Premier League leaders.



amp_article_349950 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2019-02-11 22:10:44:
html db last update - 2019-03-07 05:04:43 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html

Click here for more stories about Mauricio Pochettino

Click here for more stories about Tottenham Hotspur

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Arsenal34206868432566
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Everton35147145044649
8Watford34147134949049
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley34116174260-1839
16Southampton3499164057-1736
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3497183253-2134
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Arsenal34206868432566
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Everton35147145044649
8Watford34147134949049
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley34116174260-1839
16Southampton3499164057-1736
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3497183253-2134
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.