London – Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino admitted he’s struggling to arrest his facet’s slide as Spurs surrendered a lead for the third straight Premier League recreation to draw 1-1 at dwelling to Sheffield United on Saturday.
Son Heung-min’s strike simply earlier than the hour mark threatened to get Spurs out of jail, particularly after a controversial VAR determination dominated out David McGoldrick’s equaliser moments later.
However George Baldock’s cross that discovered a manner by means of into Paulo Gazzaniga’s internet did survive a VAR evaluate to degree 12 minutes from time.
Tottenham have now received simply two of their final 11 Premier League video games and have slipped to 12th within the desk.
“The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect,” stated Pochettino.
“I need to look forward and keep working and try to improve. We are not in a good position in the table.”
Tottenham seemed again within the groove as they swept apart Pink Star Belgrade 4-Zero within the Champions League in midweek for his or her first away win in any competitors since Could.
However there was little signal of a facet regaining their confidence all through a disjointed show from the hosts.
“Overall, it’s a fair result,” added Pochettino. “They’re taking part in so effectively. Essentially the most tough factor for us was to match their vitality.
Spurs have been fortunate to go in 0-Zero at half-time as John Lundstram failed to flip dwelling a harmful low cross into the field earlier than the midfielder smashed a shot off the submit.
Son was free to play after his pink card within the incident that noticed Everton’s Andre Gomes endure a damaged ankle final weekend was rescinded.
As soon as once more the South Korean was by a distance Tottenham’s most harmful participant and compelled Dean Henderson into his first severe save early within the second half.
United began the sport with the joint greatest defensive document within the league, however a uncommon slip from Enda Stevens offered Son with a wonderful likelihood and his deflected shot squeezed by means of Henderson’s legs.
Simply 129 seconds later, United have been celebrating an equaliser as McGoldrick transformed Stevens’ cross on the far submit.
Nonetheless, after a painstakingly lengthy test, Lundstram’s toe was dominated offside.
The Blades obtained the slice of fortune they deserved when Baldock’s miscued his cross however it ended up bending in on the far submit.
“I imagine we have been the higher facet at this time,” stated Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.
“We have restricted world-class gamers to only a few alternatives. You understand that they’ll, by means of pure capability and expertise, create, however we caught in there.”
Spurs had a late flurry in an try to take the three factors, however Henderson was available to tip over Lucas Moura’s effort and the house followers roundly booed their crew off on the closing whistle.