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Maurico Pochettino is at a loss after equaliser at Leicester

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was at a loss to explain what happened at Leicester following their 1-1 draw in the Premier League.

Dele Alli's first goal for the club looked set to secure three points for Spurs in the closing minutes, but Algerian international Riyad Mahrez replied almost instantly to salvage a point for the high-flying Foxes.

Pochettino was understandaby frustrated after watching his side drop two points in such fashion, and admitted that it was a 'silly goal' for his side to concede. He also demanded an improvement after picking up just two points from the opening three matches.

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“It’s not about tactics, it’s not about football, when you score and there is only five, six minutes until the end of the game, you need to compete better and this is where we need to improve,” he told the official Spurs website.

“The first half was 50-50, difficult for both teams. In the second half I thought we played much better, dominated the game, created chances, scored and then it’s difficult to explain what happened.

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“We conceded a silly goal and it’s a shame because we deserved more but again, we pay for our mistake and only take one point.”

Spurs have endured a difficult start to the season, losing 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford before throwing away another two points in the 2-2 draw against Stoke City at White Hart Lane.

Goals from Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli put the hosts in command last weekend, but lapses in concentration ultimately allowed Mama Diouf the chance to earn a point with a close range header for Mark Hughes' side.

Whilst the finish from Mahrez was of a high quality, the way in which he Spurs offered up the chance to the playmaker is of great concern to Pochettino and he will want to rectify the problems ahead of the clash with Everton.

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