White Hart Lane pitch ‘too small’ according to Pochettino

The pitch at White Hart Lane could be the cause of Tottenham’s current poor showing in front of their own fans according to their manager Mauricio Pochettino, ESPN is reporting.

Three of Spurs’ four losses this season have come at their famous home ground and they were in fact booed off by supporters in their latest humbling at the hands of Newcastle.

It has been a tough period for new manager Pochettino with his transition and ideas taking time to implement on his new playing staff.

But the Argentinian believes the club’s style is being hindered by the tight area they have to work with at White Hart Lane – it is the third smallest pitch in the Premier League, only bigger than Queens Park Rangers and Stoke.

Pochettino said: “Our style means we need a bigger space to play because we play a positional game.

“It’s true that White Hart Lane is a little bit tight and it’s better for the opponent when they play deep.

“On Sunday there were two shots from Newcastle – it was unlucky for us. And they play deep. West Bromwich play deep, Liverpool the same, they play very deep and it was difficult for us. We need time to adapt to our new set-up and to understand better our position on the pitch.”

In comparison Spurs have lost just one of four away from home – earning a respectable draw against Arsenal and desperately unlucky to not come away with more than a point up in Sunderland.

Their next three league fixtures sees two games being played on the road, meaning the pressure could be less on his under fire stars.

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