Tottenham manager Pochettino after Man Utd loss: "I am so pleased and I'm proud"

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

Pochettino: "We were not clinical."

Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjær. [EPA]

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said he is 'pleased' and 'proud' of his side's display in their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

The Lilywhites weren't able to break down United on Sunday as David de Gea, who was the star of the match, produced a string of saves (11) to keep his side in the game.

Marcus Rashford's 44th minute strike proved the difference at Wembley and following the match, the Spurs boss told Sky Sports: "I am so pleased and I'm proud. After four-and-a-half-years, the second half was the best performance I have seen Tottenham play. It was amazing and I think David de Gea made 11 saves which is unbelievable. In football, sometimes you deserve to win and don't and other times, you do not and you win. That is why we love football.

David de Gea. [Getty Images]

"We dominated in the first half but we didn't organised ourselves well when we lost Moussa Sissoko and that is how we conceded the goal. United were deeper in the second half, but to play against that system it was amazing to create 11 chances in the second half. I feel so proud and I am leaving Wembley with a good feeling.

"We conceded a counter attack in the first half but the second was the best performance I have seen. We were not clinical and sometimes you score with less opportunities but it is nothing to complain about. The team played unbelievable football and everyone who watched the game can feel the same as myself."

Tottenham have lost consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since May 2015.

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