From his point of view, things in Arsenal’s first goal were very clear. There was no foul on Alexis Sanchez in the build up, and then Shkodran Mustafi, the scorer, was offside.
It’s so difficult to explain when you lose in this way, with some details that maybe are big details and change everything. Because until that moment [of the first goal], Xhaka maybe should be sent off before, the foul wasn’t a foul, the goal was offside
Mauricio Pochettino told reporters after Tottenham’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal.
It changed of course the dynamic of the game. But we need to accept that. That is not under our control. If you analyse the game, until we conceded the goal, I think the team was doing well, I think we were better than them
the Spurs manager said, before underlying again how decisive the double mistake of the referee and his assistant was.
In the end it was even, the game. But when it’s a massive mistake like this, which is not one mistake, it’s two mistakes on the goal… At that moment, your plan changed. And I think that affected the team, and then we conceded a goal quickly, 2-0. And then to come back in this type of game is always difficult
the Argentine also said.