There is no coach that wants to see his team sustaining consecutive defeats and even less when they are getting these negative results just a few weeks before their domestic league kicks off in full force and this is exactly what Mauricio Pochettino has been experiencing as the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Premier League club has recently lost against Juventus and Athletic Madrid. Both of these matches were part of the 2016 International Champions Cup but despite these losses, Mauricio Pochettino appears to be happy and proud as to how his team performed in both games and the Argentine manager is optimistic about what lies ahead.
“It was a fantastic performance and a great experience for us. I am very happy with this young team. Their goalkeeper was man of the match which says a lot. We finished the game with 9 players who have come through the academy great.” Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino said following his teams’ defeat against Athletic Madrid on July 29.
Despite losing against Athletic Madrid, it was actually Tottenham Hotspur that enjoyed having the upper hand of possession and controlled the match for the majority of the game.
Jan Oblak was the main reason of why Tottenham Hotspur could not overcome the Spanish outfit as the goalkeeper of Athletic Madrid made a superb performance throughout the entire match with impeccable saves.
The 23 year old Slovenian shot-stopper kept a clean sheet as he denied shots from: Ryan Mason, Janssen and just about every other Tottenham Hotspur that attempted to score a goal.
Even after losing against Athletic Madrid, the English club made an inspiring performance and this is why Mauricio Pochettino is proud and doesn’t appear to be worried about the upcoming Premier League season or anything that lies ahead for his team.