Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Makes Demand of His Players to Help Them Kill Off Games

Published on: 30 October 2016

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has asked that his players start making use of their possession and silky playduring games and turn it into goals.

The London side have conceded the least number of goals this season with just five, but haven't scored enough for Pochettino's liking. They haven't won a single league match since beating Manchester City 2-0 early October, and have gone five games in all competitionswithout a single win.

Pochettino's side weren't able to get past Leicester City on Saturday, coming up with a 1-1 draw against the champions.

Despite getting 73 shots on goal and averaging 61.8 per cent possession in their last five games, Spurs have only managed one goal from open play. Dele Alli's equalising goal against West Brom has been the only one of that sort in the period, with the other two being penalties from new signing Vincent Janssen.

"We show in every game a good performance but football is not all about performance,keeping ­possession, playing well and building up from the back," Pochettino said, via theMirror.

It is about scoring goals and we need to be more determined.�

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The Argentine, in spite of his disappointment, has decided to focus on the positives.

I never panic," he added. "In football, no. Sometimes I am scared to walk on the street, because you never know if crazy people are there but, in football, never.

It is true we are disappointed with the last few results but, in a bad period, we are very positive because we are unbeaten. Maybe we didn't win but we didn't lose, and that is important.�

Meanwhile, it is being reported that Spanish giants Real Madrid have short-listed the Spurs boss as a potential manager. Their current boss Zinedine Zidane won the Champions League last season after taking over from Rafa Benitez, but it is believed that Florentino Perez has doubts over the Frenchman's future.