Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has shrugged off concerns that he is potentially facing the sack after another horror showing against Brighton on Saturday.
Going into the game already under a cloud after an indifferent start to the season, which included a shock exit to Colchester United in the Carabao Cup, and following the humiliation of their record home defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Spurs were in trouble as early as the second minute, when goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could only palm a cross from Pascal Gross to Neal Maupay, standing on the goal line to score.
Worse still, Lloris fell back into the net and suffered a serious elbow injury, which is likely to keep him out of action for months. It was Brighton’s teenage striker Aaron Connelly, making his Premier League debut, who really caught the eye though, scoring two goals and running the Tottenham defence ragged.
Afterwards, Pochettino dismissed comments that his job was under threat saying “No I am not worried, what worries me is life, not football.”
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