Pochettino looking towards Fiorentina ‘final’ after FA Cup disappointment

first_img Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looking towards Fiorentina ‘final’ after disappointing FA Cup loss 1 Mauricio Pochettino is disappointed to be out of the FA Cup but has urged his young side to focus on Thursday’s ‘final’ against Fiorentina.The Tottenham manager praised the effort of his team in their 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace, saying a reduced schedule is no consolation.With the loss at White Hart Lane, Spurs are free to pursue the Europa League and Premier League where they have tough games to come beginning with the Italian side.“We feel very disappointed because [the FA Cup] was a competition that was very exciting for us to go far but we are in a very tough period and every game seems like a final,” the Argentine said.“We need to be ready for next Thursday as we have another ‘final’ [against Fiorentina in the Europa League’s round of 32]. The next game is the most important now.”Dele Alli and Josh Onomah were two players who came close to scoring for Tottenham, but Pochettino explained it counts for nothing if you don’t win.“Dele played well even though opponents tried to provoke him but there is nothing to complain about. We had good chances to win [against Palace].“Against Fiorentina we ran seven kilometres more. [And] our effort was bigger than Crystal Palace’s, but it is about winning or not.”last_img read more

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