Pochettino: No controversy in Spurs PKs, draw at Anfield

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has no doubts about the controversial penalty decisions given against Liverpool in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.

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Crediting the match as “amazing” — and it was thrilling — Pochettino downplayed any issues with the calls and said his side were far superior to the Reds.

That’s saying something for a game in which the Spurs lone goal in the run of play was a wonder shot and the Londoners never led (Spurs did have most of the ball and a 13-9 advantage in shot attempts). From the BBC:

“It was an amazing game to watch. I was calm, because I think the team plays so well. The feeling is we dropped two points. We were much, much, much better than Liverpool.

“Both were a penalty and nothing to say, it is not controversial – it is nothing. Sometimes people complain about the referee, but when they are right it is good to tell everyone.”

Liverpool’s James Milner didn’t have too many complains with the second, but said the first was offside. Jurgen Klopp was furious and Loris Karius dismissive (“If that’s a penalty then so be it”).

That all makes Pochettino’s certainty a bit more amusing, even if no one’s expecting he claim his side was fortunate in the win. I mean…