Pochettino: We feel disappointed

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was not impressed with his side's 2-1 loss to Monaco in their Champions League opener on Wednesday night at Wembley.

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for Monaco on 15 minutes before Thomas Lemar added a 31st minute second. Toby Alderweireld pulled one back on the stroke of half-time but that was the way it finished in front of a record 85,011 fans.

After the match, Pochettino told Spurs TV: "I think I’d agree with everyone watching the game, we feel very disappointed.

"We started very well and created a few chances to score but then the way we conceded the goals disappointed me a lot because, in the Champions League, you cannot concede the goals how we conceded.

"We were better than Monaco and you can see that in all the stats but in football, you pay when you make mistakes and we paid today because we conceded two goals from two shots on target. At the same time, I think we created chances but we weren’t clinical enough."

He added: "We need to look at ourselves and be more critical because it was our mistakes how we conceded the goals. It was easy for Monaco to score.

"We need to learn and we need to improve. It’s a shame because today was a fantastic day to share with our fans, to give a victory and a good performance, so we feel disappointed because the result wasn’t how we expected."

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