How Can Tottenham React to Europa League Exit in League Cup Final
Mauricio Pochettino conceded that Roberto Soldado’s confidence-bereft miss was “key” to Tottenham’s UEFA Europa League defeat to Fiorentina.
Following a 1-1 draw at White-colored Hart Lane, Spurs were downed 2- in Florence through Mario Gomez and Mohamed Salah strikes.
However, Soldado – Spurs’ first-leg goalscorer – must have place the Premier League side ahead in Florence prior to the interval as he raced obvious one-on-one with Nacer Chadli alongside him.
Possibly caught in 2 minds, the Spaniard’s weak look for his team-mate was easily collected by Fiorentina goalie Neto.
“Many of us are disappointed, the gamer, too,” Pochettino stated. “It is perfectly normal.
“That one was the very first final for all of us and all sorts of players are disappointed, however we have to look forwards, to recuperate rapidly, because on Sunday we’ve another game [against Chelsea within the League Cup final]. It’s impossible to alter the sport now.
“It is a fact it had become key, this course of action. You’ll need some luck to attain sometimes if you’re to win the games.
“It is a fact that within the other half we made some mistakes so we have a risk and Fiorentina scored.
“We didn’t score and, to analyse the sport, it is simple: Fiorentina scored, we did not score as well as in football whenever you don’t score it is not easy to win games.
“I believe they scored greater than us so we did not score. When we analyse the performance, we performed perfectly again but did not score within the first half.
“You simply deserve to undergo to another round should you score plus they scored more goals than us.”