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Pochettino ‘Understands’ Crowd Displeasure as Lucas Moura Subbed

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he ‘understands’ why the Spurs fans reacted negatively to Lucas Moura being substituted during their late 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley.

Moura was replaced by Erik Lamela on 63 minutes with PSV 1-0 ahead. The crowd reacted unfavourably, booing the change. “I understand, I like it because after nearly five years I think it's the first time that they've been critical of me and didn't agree with me.

“But in the end 2-1? (Laughs). Look it's always difficult to take decisions, of course the fans are disappointed. They want to play with nine or ten strikers when you are losing the game.

“But we tried to find solutions and the solution was to put Fernando Llorente on and how arrived the goal was Llorente was there for Harry Kane or to help in the one or other side with the full-backs pushing higher with Trippier.

“It's to find a different way to play. Sometimes people say ‘Oh, Pochettino doesn’t have a Plan B or Plan C’, but the most important thing was to have a plan, and then, like today it was good to have a different way to approach and to score goals.”

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