Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino "not worried" about getting sacked after Brighton defeat

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino "not worried" about getting sacked after Brighton defeat

The opener came when Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris made a poor mistake, dropping a cross right at the feet of Seagulls striker Neal Maupay, but it soon became apparent that in making the error, the France global picked up a nasty looking injury.

The French worldwide is likely to miss the two upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers where France will play against Iceland and Turkey on October 11 and 14 respectively. Spurs then faced bottom-half EPL team Brighton and Hove today with the tenacity of a lamb.

As the 2018-2019 English Premier League season ended, Tottenham Hotspur became the sexy team to follow.

The Republic, top of qualifying Group D, face Georgia in Tbilisi this Saturday before an away clash with Switzerland next Tuesday.

A goal in each half by Brighton's man of the match 19-year-old striker Aaron Connolly condemned Tottenham to their biggest league defeat of the season, but the scoreline seemed nearly irrelevant, it was the manner in which Mauricio Pochettino's men performed that has to be of huge concern.

They've now won just two of their last 10 games, and those came against Southampton and Crystal Palace.

In contrast, it was a Red Letter Day for Graham Potter's men, but it could have been an even bigger win had they not wasted some late chances.

Things started horrifically for Tottenham, with Hugo Lloris gifting the Seagulls a goal inside three minutes.

As he fell back, he landed awkwardly on his left elbow, while Neil Maupay headed the loose ball into the net from one metre out. In the middle of a disgusting run of form, Spurs lost again on Saturday in more ways than one.

Connolly, 19, doubled Brighton's lead before the interval and completed a dream first Premier League start with an exquisite second in the 65th minute that sealed his side's first win over Tottenham since 1983.

This was as bad as it had been under Pochettino and it got worse 20 minutes into the second half, with another goal that came down Spurs' right.

"Connolly made a mockery of their back four".

Forwards Son Heung-min and Harry Kane also missed huge chances that summed up Spurs' dire week and leaves Pochettino with plenty to ponder over the upcoming global break.

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