Pulse.com.gh logo

FA Cup: Pochettino says Tottenham win was deserved

Tottenham's 4-1 victory over Colchester United was fully deserved, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

  • Published:

Join the "kokonsa" clique.Don't miss a thing, get the latest updates to fuel your conversation daily

By signing up , you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy

Thank You! You have successfully subscribed to receive pulse.com.gh daily newsletter.

Tottenham's 4-1 victory over Colchester United on Saturday was fully deserved, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Premier League visitors dominated the early stages of the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Colchester Community Stadium and took the lead though Nacer Chadli on 27 minutes, though they spurned a number of chances to double their advantage before the break.

The League One side put in a much-improved display in the second half but a deflected Eric Dier strike and a second for Chadli settled the encounter, shortly before Tom Carroll rounded off the win after a Ben Davies own goal.

And Pochettino insisted his side were good value for their emphatic win, telling BT Sport: "I don't know if it was flattering. I think this competition is magic.

"We created a lot of chances in the first 10 or 20 minutes but it was impossible to score. Sometimes it was the keeper, sometimes our mistake or the post.

"We invited them to come and believe a little bit but it was always under control. Maybe they created some chances but it was a fair result."

Chadli, who set up Carroll's strike to cap a superb all-round display, said Colchester - who sit bottom of England's third tier - presented a sterner test than the scoreline suggests.

"They didn't make it easy for us, we had quite a lot of the ball and created a lot of chances but couldn't score," said the Belgium international. "It was not an easy game."

Spurs are into the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2012.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Meet the richest footballer who is wealthier than Ronaldo & Messi combinedbullet
2 These are the matches injured Lionel Messi will missbullet
3 Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the social media kingbullet
4 Football Ronaldo celebrates landmark goal but Juve's perfect run...bullet
5 Stephen Appiah’s goal features in UEFA Champions League Friday...bullet
6 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to hit 400 goals in...bullet
7 Football Chelsea v Man United: 3 things we learnedbullet
8 Football Barca victory tarnished as injured Messi set to...bullet
9 This is how much Barcelona is supposed to pay for...bullet
10 Michael Essien praises one player for helping N’Golo...bullet

Top Videos

1 Normalisation Committee member pours out his anger at journobullet
2 Watch how Black Stars mesmerised Kotoko 3-0bullet
3 UEFA Nations League Watch how Spain destroyed Croatia 6-0bullet
4 Video Emmauel Boateng performs to Shatta Wale hit song ‘Amount’bullet
5 Ghana beat Brazil to win historic U-20 World Cupbullet
6 Video These words of Paul Pogba inspired France to World Cup glorybullet
7 Seedorf and Kluivert unveiled as the new Cameroon coachesbullet
8 Black Stars whip Egypt 6-1 in World Cup qualifiersbullet