Date published: Tuesday 1st October 2019 10:51
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was quick to gloss over a humiliating night for his side as Bayern Munich hammered them 7-2 at home in the Champions League.
It had all started so brightly when Son Heung-Min gave them the lead but then Bayern took over thanks to a thunderbolt from Joshua Kimmich, a quartet of fine strikes from former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry and a brace from Robert Lewandowksi.
Harry Kane’s penalty on the hour mark was completely forgotten as the Bundesliga side tore a shocking home defence to shreds and Pochettino was understandably left stunned, although strangely calm at the same time.
He told BT Sport: “I don’t need too much time to explain. We played 30 mins well, started well, pressing high. But we were unlucky that we conceded in the last minute of the half.
“They were very clinical. After we scored the penalty for two we had chances to score the third. But from the 83rd and 88th minute we conceded three more goals.
“In football it can happen. Every single touch went in. We are very disappointed and very upset but we have to stay together. I think we are strong in our mentality.
“Maybe you are bored about my speech but football is today not yesterday. It is always is about the show. You have to do it today and tomorrow. It is not about experiences and what happened three months ago.
“We are disappointed. Every single touch from Bayern was clinical. They scored with every touch. It is tough to accept. You have to move on.
“This type of situation you have to face. It is tough and you need to be strong and keep going. Stay together, help each other and be all together.
“When you receive this type of result it is important to bounce back and believe in yourself. It is the only way to recover.”