BRIGHTON -- Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino praised his players' spirit after they repelled a series of set pieces at Brighton & Hove Albion and ended a three-match losing run with a 2-1 victory despite conceding a late goal.
Harry Kane converted a penalty while Erik Lamela came off the bench to double Spurs' lead, and Pochettino was pleased with his side's determined defending -- apart from the moment when they allowed Anthony Knockaert to break away and score in the 93rd minute.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his players should feel insulted and dishonoured if they lose their personal battles at free kicks and corners.
Spurs have conceded four goals from set pieces in their last three matches and are sure to be tested again by Brighton on Saturday given Seagulls centre-back Shane Duffy has already scored twice this season.
"It's an insult if someone beats you," said Pochettino. "If I am supposed to mark someone and he touches the ball then it's like...
Mauricio Pochettino believes the stress caused by Hugo Lloris' arrest for drink-driving may have contributed to the thigh injury that has ruled the goalkeeper out of Tottenham's three successive defeats.