Tottenham Hotspur have lost at the home of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Mauricio Pochettino insists that he is not concerned over his side’s poor away record against the big six Premier League clubs.
Tottenham suffered a 4-1 defeat against City after also losing at Old Trafford and the Emirates.
Pochettino has claimed just one win from 18 matches against City after taking over in north London three years ago.
Speaking after the game, Pochettino refused to be concerned over his side’s big-game record.
“I think we play 19 teams in the Premier League, no? You see me concerned? Not really, no. It’s about how you finish in the league and position in the table,” he said. “Last season we were above Manchester City in the table. This season we are below. Maybe we need to improve our results not only away from home but at home.
“The expectation was massive during the season, yes we struggled maybe with different competitions but in the Champions League, we are doing fantastic. In the Premier League, we are not in the position we wanted but we are fighting for the top four.”
“Look, I don’t want to say anything today. I don’t want to find an excuse,” he said.
“That is football, today the reality was 4-1, they won, they were better and I think they are doing fantastic.
“Of course in football one team can win the Premier and if you are second, third, fourth and going to play the Champions League, it doesn’t matter if you are one point or 20 points away. At the end, it’s about the place in the table.”