Tag: Mauricio Pochettino

Put aside many of the things Spurs did so well without the ball, and one could still argue that Dortmund were architects of their own downfall. The lacking threat in behind, the swelling of players around the ball and their inability to remotely deal with Spurs’ man-marking approach made escaping and creating chances an impossible […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Premier League

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side defended incredibly well against Spurs’ usual attacking patterns. Then, as Spurs tired, Wolves grew into the game and scored three goals to return to winning ways in the Premier League. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. In the search for his sixth consecutive league win, Mauricio Pochettino named an unchanged […]

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Pochettino tactics Barcelona

With qualification to the knockout rounds hanging by a thread, Tottenham Hotspur’s performance at Camp Nou was exceptional – albeit against a somewhat weakened FC Barcelona starting eleven. Mauricio Pochettino’s diamond system expertly exploited the holes in Barça’s pressing, whilst also causing some problems for the home side in their buildup phase, too. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Premier League

Arsenal gave Tottenham Hotspur a taste of their own medicine. Intense pressing propelled them to an early lead, just as Spurs themselves had accomplished against Chelsea last week. Before half-time, though, Spurs clawed back through two quickfire set-piece goals. In the end, the finishing quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette secured the win for […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 3-1

Chelsea were unable to cope with Spurs’ intense pressing, and Pochettino’s side netted two early goals, with some poor Chelsea defending. Spurs neutralised Chelsea by preventing them from playing their beloved central passing game, and constantly threatened on the counter with their talented forward line. Tactical analysis by Josh Manley.   Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side […]

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Tottenham were willing to take the game to Barcelona from the first minute until the last, but were undone by repeated individual errors. Lionel Messi, never in need of any extra help, gleefully took advantage of the unforced mistakes and cut the opposition apart with his incisive passing and finishing. Tottenham hosted Barcelona at Wembley […]

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