Hugo Lloris' mistake 'destroyed' Tottenham's gameplan against Barcelona, says Mauricio Pochettino

04 October, 2018, 07:30 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Lionel Messi lit up Wembley Stadium

Mauricio Pochettino dismissed the notion that two-goal hero Lionel Messi dismantled Tottenham, the Spurs boss instead lamenting Hugo Lloris' early mistake against Barcelona in their Champions League defeat.

As for MESSI's two goals, the first one was a genius goal.

However, while those moments encapsulated Messi's individual brilliance, his ruthless streak was showcased shortly afterward when, with the score 2-1, he finished off a move of beauty to restore Barcelona's two-goal advantage.

Spurs twice rallied, making it 2-1 and then 3-2 and almost equalising with a deflected Lucas Moura effort, but Lionel Messi's 90th-minute strike - his second goal of the night - ended Spurs' hopes.

It was a near faultless performance from the Argentine but Pochettino was happy with how Spurs dealt with him in the first half although conceded he was hard to stop as the game developed. "I am going to say to the players: 'Enjoy playing against Messi.' This is the type of player that you are going to remember".

By the time Jordi Alba virtually cut the ball back from the byline, Messi had darted into the box and both Coutinho and Suarez left it for the five-time world player of the year to finish.

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Barcelona came into the contest winless in three straight games in their domestic league, this after losing just once in La Liga last season. If you watch the game, in the first half - how many chances did Messi have?

MESSI was in spectacular fashion and every where on the pitch for Barcelona. "For me, it motivates me to get even better and improve and one day score as many, if not more than he has", said the England captain.

"He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard, when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season", Kane said on Tuesday.

'We are a team that needed to win and to concede [so early] the plan was destroyed.

"We had a few problems", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. It will be tough because they are must-win games. The crowd were awesome and that's what we need tomorrow night.

"We played a great match and in the first half we were extraordinary so we are happy because everything went as we wanted it to".

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