Date published: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at. 4:30
Mauricio Pochettino owed the disappointment of a massive blow to Tottenham's Premier League chances for his outbursts after Judgment Day Mike Dean.
When the Spurs boss crossed the Turf Moor court after Burnley's 2-1 defeat, Pochettino was engaged in a prolonged and heated prey with the dean who remained calm.
Pochettino's Spanish assistant Jesus Perez yawned his finger against Dean's face while the Argentine was eventually led by Burnley defender Phil Bardsley.
Pochettino – our early loser – did not reveal what was said or the reason for the strength of his feelings, with the only really wise decision that seems to be the awarding of a corner that led to Chris Wood's opening goal.
"We must find someone to blame, it is me and us because we have in our hands the ability to win the game, and we did not help Pochettino.
" I told me this game will be the key to putting pressure on our opponents. If we did not win, we cannot put pressure on, and we cannot think of being a real competitor now. It is a massive opportunity lost to us.
"When you feel so disappointed and sad, you make some mistakes. We made some mistakes on the pitch and I made some mistakes later on the pitch."
The outbreak was out of character for Pochettino, who could now get in hot water with the Football Association.
He said, "It's true. One day there were crossed cables inside my brain. It was weird and strange and hasn't happened before for 1
" Some stupid things happen and you react. I was never out of control, but now I have to find the result. We lose the game because of us, not because of excuses. We didn't deserve to win. Maybe we shot more than Burnley once, but that's not enough. "
Asked if he would apologize to Dean, Pochettino added:" Yes, maybe good point. Maybe I go. "
The victory of Spurs would have seen them close to two points in Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table, but they could now find eight points behind Jurgen Klopp's side facing Manchester United on Sunday.
It's a great week for Spurs, who also faces Chelsea and Arsenal, and Pochettino added, "For me it was the big game."
"Of course we will put pressure on and try to win because we are trying to fight end. Maybe we're the gentleman who wins at Stamford Bridge and beats Arsenal, but that's the same feeling when we lose a game to Watford. It's in our hands.
"We can beat Chelsea and Arsenal, but if you want to make history, you must win these games. It's not about tactics or choices. You have to come here and fight."
Burnley boss Sean Dyche praised the officials even though he was unhappy with Spurs' equalizer, Danny Rose took a quick throw from a good forward position where the ball went out, so Harry Kane broke away.
The victory made the eight games unbeaten in the league for Burnley, who temporarily moved six points free from the relegation zone.
"It's as effective a performance as we've had all season," Dyche said. "We kept asking questions all afternoon. It was very gratifying. The top pages have a way to control the game and we don't allow them to control."