Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino urges his team on against Chelsea
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino urges his team on against Chelsea Ian Walton

No public anger from Spurs boss

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to take a swipe at his players despite the team finishing with an English Premier League high nine yellow cards in the draw with Chelsea that allowed Leicester to win the title.

Spurs are likely to face action from the English Football Association after Kyle Walker kicked out at Cesar Azpilicueta and Mousa Dembele appeared to eye-gouge Diego Costa.

Erik Lamela could also be in trouble after he appeared to stamp on Cesc Fabregas.

Pochettino paid tribute to Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri but also was full of praise for his team.

“First of all, congratulations to Leicester, Claudio Ranieri, all the players and staff and, of course, the supporters,” he told Sky Sports.

“It was a great season and they deserve the title.

“We are disappointed but proud of my players.

“The season fantastic and we still fight for second place.

“We have three points gap to Arsenal, we need to keep the gap and we need to be ready for next week.”

Pochettino said Chelsea’s approach to the game was also a compliment to his team and his players would learn from their disappointment.

“How Chelsea took this game and showed big, big respect to us,” he said.

“It’s the way we want to follow and carry on for the next season.

“It’s football, we’re men.”



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