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Pochettino admits Spurs struggle to deal with ‘long ball’ Leicester

PUBLISHED: 07:25 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 07:25 14 January 2016

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits Spurs failed to deal with ‘long ball’ Leicester on Wednesday night.

Robert Huth scored the only goal as once again the Foxes came away from White Hart Lane with something, four days after drawing in the FA Cup there.

Spurs had their chances and Kasper Schmeichel made a number of good saves as well as Harry Kane hitting the post.

Argentinian Pochettino was animated on the touchline as he saw his side dominate large spells of the game but ultimately end up empty-handed.

While Pochettino was upset with not taking anything from the game, he believes Leicester fully deserve to be where they are in the table.

“So far they deserve full credit for them,” he said.

“I am very disappointed because we deserved more in the end. But full credit for them, for Leicester, they deserve to stay in the place that they are.

“Nothing to say, only that we need to work more to try to improve and win games when we are in front of an opponent like Leicester, that are strong, play deeper, always long balls, and they believe in their way.

“The frustration, the disappointment is that we gave all, a big effort from the players, they always tried to play and tried to create.

“We created the chances, we had the better possibilities to score. It is for that that it is too difficult and it’s hard to accept the result.”

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