Pochettino accepts fate as VAR wreaks havoc at Leicester
Pochettino accepts fate as VAR wreaks havoc at Leicester
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Pochettino accepts fate as VAR wreaks havoc at Leicester

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino accepted his fate after VAR intervened twice in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Leicester City.

VAR was first called into action as Wilfred Ndidi bundled home a scrappy goal in the first-half but replays showed Ayoze Perez was offside.

Secondly, Spurs thought they had gone 2-0 up after the break when Serge Aurier drilled an effort into the bottom corner but the goal was overturned because Son Heung-min's shoulder was beyond the last defender by the smallest of margins.

Pochettino accepted his fate which has also seen Tottenham gone eight months without an away win in the Premier League.

"That is football. It is true to concede two goals every game makes it difficult to win. Before we concede we were the best side.

“I am disappointed with the result but we have to keep working hard. Both sides are affected by this situation (VAR decision to rule out Aurier goal).

“If we score the second the game is over. It gives belief to a team that could have been dead. After we concede at 1-1 we had chances to score the second.

“But in Premier League it is the most beautiful league because it is never over. In the big picture, I am disappointed but very positive and optimistic.

"We need to improve our performance away from home. We are going to work hard and improve. We dominated the game and we deserved more but that is football. It can change quick. We need to keep working. We have a lot of games coming and we need to be ready.

"I know when talk. I am always talking about sometimes it (VAR) benefits you and sometimes against you. That is football. After you can't complain. You have to accept it.

"It is so early to start talking. Today, we were the better side but I hope they have a very good season. I admire Brendan Rodgers and wish them the best."

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