Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: no time for Spurs' self-pity

Pochettino revealed the Turin side's chairman Andre Agnelli, vice-chairman Pavel Nedved and chief executive Giuseppe Moratta had all been busy trying to give their team an edge at Wembley.

However, it will be noted that for long stretches of the tie in both legs and in certain games in Serie A this season (games against Atalanta & Sampdoria come to mind), the usually immaculate defence has been gotten at by opponents who attack with speed; the age of the team is one of the reasons why.

"We of course complained about Barzagli's stamp on Son in the first half". Juventus are specialists, because they have habit to win, the habit to put pressure on the referee. "I believe those details can help the club".

"I don't say that Daniel [Levy, the Tottenham chairman] needs to be there [in the tunnel]. We put pressure on the referee", he said. Moreover, the French were situated above #Real Madrid in the Betting Sites to win the competition. And that's looking increasingly likely.

The Belgian defender has just started to integrate himself into parts of first team training sessions.

That's way below his market value and if Tottenham can't reach an agreement before the end of the season then they will have to cash in.

But the debacle suffered at the Camp Nou when they lost 6-1 against Barcelona just after trashed the Spanish in Paris with a 4-0 was the trigger that something was going bad.

"The obsession thing is never good". They were complaining about the penalty in the first-half.

"Maybe we need to learn, the coaching staff, like our players, how we put pressure on the referee". From 2013 until 2016, they were knocked out four times in a row in that round, but it wasn't too much pressure at that time.

Mauricio Pochettino described Tottenham's defeat to Juventus as a "massive lesson in how to behave" on and off the pitch after his team's Champions League elimination on Wednesday.

Dier was forced off midway through the second half during Tottenham's Champions League defeat to Juventus and he'll now face a late fitness test to see if he'll make the trip to the south coast. How they feel? How they are? And yes tomorrow we are going to have another meeting.

"Juventus is a club with a culture to try to do everything to help the team".

"We said keep calm and the chance will arrive", he said.

Bournemouth have found the kind of form that should guarantee their place in next season's Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Juventus at home on Wednesday night as Spurs exit the Champions League.

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