Tag: Mauricio Pochettino

Tactical analysis Everton Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Premier League

In a game between two of the most struggling Premier League sides, it was perhaps unsurprising that neither team was particularly impressive in any aspect of the game. Spurs’ possession structure was able to disrupt Everton’s defensive organisation somewhat in the first half, albeit without being clinical in the final third. Eventually Dele Alli was […]

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Tactical analysis Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Premier League

A very early goal from Harry Kane invited Spurs to try and shut up shop early on and defend deep against Liverpool. Spurs’ defending became perhaps too passive though, as Liverpool were able to dictate possession and constantly switch the play with little pressure. Eventually Liverpool’s dominance paid off, as Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Bayern Munich 2-7 Champions League

Tottenham started the game playing brilliant football but lost the initiative when they rolled back their press. Bayern capitalized on this thanks to the brilliance of Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski rather than through particularly great collective play. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Much of what was said about Tottenham only a […]

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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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