He saw his team get thrashed by a clearly superior opponent, but he still found it in him to spot a silver lining, after acknowledging that Manchester City were the better team on the pitch.
I think first of all, the better team won
Mauricio Pochettino started telling reporters, after Tottenham’s 4-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium.
When you watch the game and you assess the game and the way we conceded the first goal, was a massive gift for Manchester City. It changed completely all that you prepared and wanted to develop on the pitch
the Spurs manager said, referring to the rather easy goal Tottenham allowed Gundogan to score early in the game.
They are in a very good form and momentum. They are showing why they are the best in the Premier League. But for me, you can take some positives from the unbelievable experience for the team to realise that to play for the Premier League we need to improve, we need to learn, to work harder than before and of course we play again today a team that has a lot of quality
the Argentine then said, turning his focus on positives his team can take from the loss in Manchester.
We need to improve, we need to learn from this situation. Today was a very good example to see a team that believe, has quality, has strength and is in very good form. There is nothing to say, they deserve the victory – completely
Pochettino also said.