Tottenham: Leicester defeat shows something isn’t right for Pochettino – Danny Mills | Football | Sport
He thinks that something isn’t right in the Spurs camp at the moment, and Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection for the clash ultimately didn’t work.
Tottenham lost 2-1 to the Foxes in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, despite taking an early lead.
Leicester wiill see the three points as a marker for the rest of their season, as they try to finish about Tottenham and finish in the top six of the Premier League.
“Something isn’t quite right,” Mills told Football Insider.
“(It was a) big game for Tottenham today, massive game, in fact.
“Suddenly it’s a very disappointing start to the season. They had a lot to play for at Leicester.
“[Pochettino] left Eriksen on the bench today, that’s a brave call. Ndombele came in – he wasn’t great either [against Olympiakos].”
The defeat leaves Tottenham with only one win in their past five league matches, and they’ve only won one away game in 2019.
Spurs took the lead midway through the first half, through a neat Harry Kane finish.
It looked like they had a second goal, but it was ruled out by VAR for offside.
Tottenham went into half time still leading, but the game completely changed in the second half.
Ricardo Pereira scored Leicester’s equaliser in the 69th minute, drilling the ball into the bottom right-hand corner from just inside the box.
The Foxes were piling on the pressure, and James Maddison scored the winning goal five minutes before the 90 were up.
He drove the ball into the net from 25 yards out, leaving Pochettino’s side three points behind Leicester, and fifth in the table.