Vlad Chiriches is the man under fire this morning after conceding the late penalty that allowed Besiktas to take a share of the points. Two draws from our opening two games leaves us needing to pick up wins starting with our home tie with Asteras in three weeks time.
The Romanian’s late indiscretion cost us the game but after Hugo Lloris kept us in the fixture with a number of top class saves, a draw was perhaps all we deserved.
“In football you always can make a mistake,” said Pochettino. “It was an unlucky action, a difficult action in this moment.
“He made one mistake after another mistake, but we need to accept it, because this is football.
“I am very disappointed. I am angry, I am frustrated and all that you want to say, but it is 1-1 in the end.
“We conceded in the last minute, which is very disappointing, and maybe frustrating. It is hard to accept this.”
Mauricio, like the two head coaches before him, had promised to take this competition very seriously so it’s imperative that we take three points from the next fixture.
“We need to look forward now and try to get three points against Asteras,” he concluded.