Sheffield United: Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino says Blades were 'worst opposition' Spurs could have had after Champions League win

Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham Hotspur boss, says Sheffield United were the 'worst opposition' Spurs could have faced after their midweek Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade.

Saturday, 9th November 2019, 11:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 9th November 2019, 11:04 pm
Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham: James Wilson/Sportimage

Spurs' horrible start to the season continued as they were again sub-standard in stuttering to a 1-1 draw against United, leaving them with just three wins from their opening 12 league games.

Spurs led at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium through Son Heung-min, but George Baldock's 78th-minute leveller earned the Blades, who also had a goal marginally ruled out by VAR, a deserved point.

And Pochettino said: "We are disappointed because we knew we were going to find a team who would be aggressive and very energetic, well organised.

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"This is the worst opponent you can have when you come to play from Wednesday in the Champions League, a very long way.

"I am disappointed because in the moment we broke them down to go and lead 1-0 in the second half, not keeping that advantage or scoring the second goal in that moment when we dominated the game.

"We feel so disappointed, I don't know the word to use. Upset or frustrated, but it is not a happy feeling."