LONDON -- Mauricio Pochettino has accused his Tottenham Hotspur players of lacking focus in the 1-0 Europa League defeat to Gent last week, saying he knew after less than a minute that they would struggle in the match.
Tottenham must win Thursday's second leg at Wembley to progress to the round of 16 after a surprise loss in Belgium, despite Pochettino playing his near strongest XI against the mid-table Jupiler League side.
"When we started against Gent, if you watch 50 seconds, you don't need to...
GHENT, Belgium -- Three conclusions from Tottenham's 1-0 defeat at KAA Gent on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32.
1. Spurs players not up for the cup
If Tottenham want to win the Europa League -- and their manager and captain are adamant that they do -- this was not the way to show it. Spurs' hopes of winning a first trophy since 2008 were dealt a significant blow with a 1-0 defeat to Belgian minnows KAA Gent, the lowlight of a dismal season in Europe.
Some Spurs fans didn't...