'Worst day as a manager,' says Pochettino after Newcastle defeat.

  • Ten-man Newcastle win over Tottenham, who finished third.

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was unhappy with his side's performance in their 5-1 defeat to Newcastle on the last day of the season.Pochettino apologises to the Spurs fans.

Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum fired in the opener at St. James' Park and Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home to make it 2-0.

Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela reduced the deficit before Mitrovic was shown a straight red for a nasty challenge on Kyle Walker.

Wijnaldum then scored his second from the penalty spot to make it 3-1, and Rolando Aarons and Daryl Janmaat sealed the win with a goal each as Spurs finished 3rd on the Premier League table below bitter rivals Arsenal - who finished in second spot.

After the defeat, Pochettino said it was his worst day as a manager.

He said as BBC Sport reported: "First of all I would like to apologise to our fans, I think they don’t deserve all that happened today on the pitch and I apologise. It was a shame and diffcult to understand.

"In the last couple of weeks when you do not play with 100 per cent it is impossible to win games and after Chelsea something happened. We cannot manage games in the right way.

"I am very disappointed because our fans don’t deserve it, it is difficult to go tonight and see my boys and my wife. I think it is unbelievable and we are very disappointed.

"We had the possibility to stay second and how we lost and how we gave to the opponent that is relegated, in the first and second half, they score three goals with 10 players it is the worst day as a manager and I feel very disappointed.

"We need to be sure that never happens again and need to improve our mentality. We were on holiday and that is the reality."


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