Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino accused his players of not respecting the plan after they lost a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiakos
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino accused his players of not respecting the plan after they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 away to Olympiakos in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.
The visitors looked in control after 30 minutes following Harry Kane’s penalty and Lucas Moura’s superb strike, but Olympiakos hit back before half-time through Daniel Podence.
Tottenham then conceded a penalty which Mathieu Valbuena converted in the 54th minute.
With Bayern Munich up next it was a great opportunity for Tottenham, who made a surprise run to last season’s final, to put themselves in a strong position in Group B.
It is the second time Tottenham have allowed a two-goal lead to slip this season after also drawing 2-2 at Arsenal in the Premier League.
“I feel very disappointed. To be honest, first half I wasn’t happy with our performance,” Pochettino said.
“From the beginning we had a plan. We didn’t respect the plan. I told the players at half-time. We scored two goals but if you only analyse the performance it wasn’t great.
“We conceded a lot of chances to them and the first goal was painful. We didn’t show the aggression these games demand.”