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Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his disappointment after Tottenham suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leicester City on Wednesday night (13 January) as he believes the result was "unfair". The Argentinian manager lamented the number of chances that Tottenham missed but claims the result will not change his quiet transfer plans for the current transfer window.
Spurs dominated the opening part of the game and enjoyed the best chance earlier in the second half, when Harry Kane saw his effort touched onto the bar by Kasper Schmeichel. Both sides looked to accept a goalless draw until an unmarked Huth gave his side the three points following Christian Fuchs' corner. It leaves Spurs in fourth position in the Premier League, seven points behind Leicester who move level on points with Arsenal at the top of the table.
Pochettino has openly admitted that Spurs will sign a striker to back-up Harry Kane only should a good opportunity arrives. And he said that the defeat against Leicester will not change his plans.
"This result changes nothing. If we can, we will add some players that can help us. We had the same thought before this game," he said after the game as quoted by ESPN.
"We made one mistake after 82 minutes. I think its unfair because we created more, we worked hard, we played very well, we create chances. With all the stats, Tottenham deserved more. In football, sometimes you can deserve more but you need to score.
"It's a big frustration. We had 24 to 26 of crosses, more than 62 possession of the ball, we created a lot of chances. The most important thing is to be calm and move on. Sometimes it happens, an accident like tonight. It was a very important game for us and for that we feel very disappointed for the players, for our fans.
"In the same way, when we get a positive result, we try to realise we are very young, the youngest squad in the Premier League and tonight is the same. The competition is very tough, we play a lot of games and sometimes it's hard to be clinical in front of goal."
The manager, nevertheless, urged his side to learn from the lesson and move on from the defeat ahead of their next Premier League home game against Sunderland on Saturday.
"We paid a big price tonight. It's very hard to accept. We need to be strong, it's a good lesson for us tonight," Pochettino added.
"We need to try to win the next game. This is the important thing. We are very disappointed but we need to learn, to improve for the next game. We must recover. The competition doesn't wait for anybody. We need to move on, to carry on, to identify our mistakes and do better.
"We need to be positive and try to improve. We are young and we need to work more and improve more," he said.
"We have opponents later that are strong, play deeper, and play long-ball. They play in a different way. But we need to give Leicester full credit because the way they fight and believe is unbelievable."