My tribe

Southampton boss Pochettino left frustrated by West Ham defeat

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino felt they deserved something from their 3-1 defeat at West Ham United.

Saints had 25 shots over the course of the match, leading manager Mauricio Pochettino to change tack after previously saying "statistics are evil".

"I do like statistics today, I do like them today to justify the defeat," the Argentinian said.

"I am very disappointed with the defeat today. I thought we fully deserved to get something more from that game.

"We had full control in the game and that even led us to go 1-0 up. It is clear that the 1-1 goal came from an offside position and that was unlucky for us.

"Then the team struggled to recover from going 2-1 down and that made everything quite difficult for us as well.

"In the second half we created many good chances and were unlucky not to get the 2-2, which actually changed the game.

"Overall today, I thought we were quite unlucky with the refereeing decisions and to have not scored more goals."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?