Tag: Mauricio Pochettino

It looked like Aston Villa would come back to the Premier League in style, getting points off Spurs by successfully defending their box against the home side’s predictable crossing game. However, the substitution of Christian Eriksen infused new life and unpredictability to Tottenham’s attack, allowing them to finally break the deadlock.  Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool 0-2 Champions League Final

A somewhat anticlimactic end to a spectacular Champions League season saw Liverpool crowned as Champions League winners. An early penalty goal by Mohamed Salah and a late clincher by Divock Origi secured a 2-0 victory. Hidden behind the scoreline, there was a spectacular tactical performance by Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham. Liverpool gave the initiative to Tottenham […]

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Tottenham are through to the Champions League final after Lucas Moura’s goal in the last seconds of the injury time completed “mission impossible” and turned the tie around in a breathtaking second half in the Johan Cruyff ArenA. After Ajax played a fine first half and with a 3-0 aggregate score at half-time, Tottenham shell-shocked […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Premier League

Manchester City scored early through Phil Foden, but struggled to break down Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-3-2 defensive block. Pochettino’s clever formation choice also proved to be useful against City’s 4-1-4-1 high press, until Paulo Gazzaniga’s passing ability was exposed. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Pep Guardiola’s legacy is under some serious pressure, whether […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Champions League

Tottenham went through to the Champions League semi finals after Mauricio Pochettino’s tactical choice led to a record-breaking opening stage that produced five goals in twenty-one minutes. Despite gradually gaining control and having reached the score line that would see them through, Manchester City found themselves at the wrong end of two VAR decisions and […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City 1-0 Champions League

Manchester City were nowhere near their accustomed attacking flair as Pep Guardiola’s choice of a double pivot led to a lot of unambitious possession play. Tottenham successfully stifled City’s midfield, and despite losing their talisman, they managed to capitalize on Manchester City’s weak link and get an important first leg victory. Tactical analysis and match […]

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