Pochettino, Walker feel Spurs deserved better vs. Manchester United

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One wayward foot sent Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-0 season-opening loss at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford.

That’s how Kyle Walker’s looking at his unlucky own goal in a fairly listless affair in Manchester, though his manager thinks his team needs a couple more bodies.

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Walker raced back into the 18 to catch Wayne Rooney, who had taken a touch but was yet to fire from the Spurs’ doorstep.

From the BBC:

“We gave them a game today but we just lacked the goals,” Walker said.

“(For the own goal) I tried to stick my foot in the way so that he’d kick my foot instead of the ball, so it’s a bit unlucky really as I’d made up a lot of ground to get there. We just look onwards and upwards to our next game.”

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Pochettino had a similar feeling after the loss, knowing his club walked into a raucous house and could’ve come away with a point or better. He said Spurs are “working hard” to add some players, but he liked the side’s performance.

“Very frustrated and disappointed. We dominated the game and one mistake we gave them the opportunity to score.

“I think we deserved more but this is football. I think we played very well, I’m pleased with the performance.”

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