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Pochettino plays down title chances

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:12 AM

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has called for calm and is playing down talks about his team's title chances.

Spurs have won all three of their games in the Premier League so far, including a massive 3-0 win at Manchester United on Monday, triggering talks around the North London club's title credentials.

Pochettino is, however, concerned about his team's performance and is looking for improvements when they face Watford tomorrow.

"My mood wasn't great. I was so disappointed. I think we need to improve our performance. In the first half, I wasn't happy," he said of the Manchester United match.

"We need to fight the perception. When you compare the perception and the reality, the reality was that in the first hal,f we could concede one, two, three goals. But the team showed character, and in the second half, we were much better The team dominated.




"If we want to fight for big things, before we talk to the media or the fans, we need to try to improve. It's only three games from the beginning of the season. We need to show that we are contenders over 10 months," Pochettino said.

"After you beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford, a historic victory, it's easy to say it was a fantastic performance and [Man Utd] were not so good. But when you watch the game, it was very thin, the line to be positive or negative.

"In the last three games, we have conceded a lot of chances. Our goalkeeper has made unbelievable saves to keep the team alive.

"We scored and showed character and many positive things, but if we want to fight to be a contender, we have to talk on the pitch. We have to show we are capable after 10 months, not only after three games."