Belfast Telegraph

Pochettino wants Spurs response

By Robert Jones

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players not to repeat their sloppy Champions League display against Sunderland tomorrow.

Pochettino accused Spurs of lacking "passion" and "aggression" after their 2-1 defeat to Monaco, in which defensive errors cost his side dear at Wembley.

They return to White Hart Lane this weekend for the visit of the Black Cats and Pochettino has made it clear he will not accept another lacklustre display.

"When you wait six years to play in the Champions League, after 45 minutes you can't go to the changing room with this feeling," Pochettino said.

"We had 90,000 people in front of us, waiting for us to play in the Champions League. The atmosphere was amazing.

"To show more consistency in our behaviour is very important for our future. It's early in the season but we need to compete much, much better."

Pochettino was making his own managerial debut in the Champions League and admitted he too may have been at fault.

"I look at myself too. Maybe I didn't know how to give them the right motivation," Pochettino added.

"Maybe I put myself in question too. We share the responsibility but we cannot repeat that."

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