Pochettino apologises as he believes Spurs stars looked like they ‘didn’t care’

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has apologised for his team’s 5-1 defeat to Newcastle and admitted it looked like his players ‘didn’t care’ about the match.Spurs put in an atrocious showing at St James’ Park and were pipped to second place in the Premier League by rivals Arsenal, who beat Aston Villa 4-0, leaving supporters fuming.And the Argentine felt the same after watching his side draw two and lose two in their final four games of a promising campaign, confessing the humbling was his worst as a manager.He said: “I think after Chelsea, [defeat to] Southampton was an accident but it wasn’t because the mentality we showed was a shame and we need to accept that.“I want to apologise to our supporters and our families too because it was a shame what happened on the pitch.“To finish in the Champions League and to finish second after a lot of time [would have been good] and with the last few games we put it in the bin.“It’s difficult to understand because all the season we showed character. Our supporters and families felt very proud of how we played. But today we were the opposite we played like a team who didn’t care about anything.“Maybe after Chelsea and losing the race for the title it was difficult to keep [our energy] and they started to think about individual issues.“I think today we showed that this wasn’t a team that had played well through the whole season, and I think this was my worst day as a manager in England or Spain.”last_img