Mauricio Pochettino demands Spurs find killer instinct as Liverpool await | David Hytner

Defeat at Watford meant a difficult international break for Tottenham’s manager, who has questioned his players’ mentality

Mauricio Pochettino laughed a touch uneasily and made the symbol for a telephone with his thumb and little finger. “If we play in the same way against Liverpool as we did against Watford, rather than take off players, I will be on the phone to say: ‘Houston, we have a problem,’” he said.

The Tottenham manager has had the international break to stew upon the 2-1 loss at Watford and it feels as though it will take more than a redemptive victory over Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday lunchtime to flush it from his system.

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via Football | The Guardian

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