Manager Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur was not surprised that his team the 2-1 lead in the FA Cup match with Rochdale still out of the hands gave. In the extra time of the quarter-final in the cup tournament came to the hekkensluiter from the League One is still on 2-2.
In the Spotland Stadium made Steven Davies in the third minute of injury time for a stunt with the equalizer, so a replay was forced. Shortly before had Harry Kane the Spurs from a penalty lead.
Pochettino did not believe that the hit of Kane, also the winning. “I was so quiet on the bank because I know very well what can happen if you think that the match itself is,” he said Sunday after the end of the contest. “We gave two big chances away, one of which was used.”
The Argentinian would not let himself be fooled by the game of Rochdale, that on the stroke of tranquility surprisingly, the score opened. “I was not surprised. This tournament is so different than the competition. Newport also played great against us, but lost in the league then with 5-0.”
In the fourth round blameerde Tottenham also against vierdeklasser Newport County (1-1). At Wembley restored, the team of Pochettino through the replay with a 2-0 win.