Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has stated that his side will now focus on finishing in the Premier League’s top four after defeat to Manchester United in the semi-final of the Emirates FA Cup.
Pochettino’s charges fell short in the last four at Wembley despite taking the lead courtesy of Dele Alli before Alexis Sanches and Ander Herrera struck to get Jose Mourinho ‘s men into the final.
“I think every defeat is bad. It’s difficult to accept, but of course, we are disappointed, we are out and cannot achieve the final,” Pochettino said after the game.
“We competed but not enough to win. We dominated the first half and were much better than Manchester United. United defended very well and so deep. We are disappointed because we are so close. We need to think, move on, finish the season and try to finish in the top four.
“I think we need to understand where we have come from. It’s easy to talk about winning trophies.
“To win a trophy when you face a side like Manchester United, Chelsea or Manchester City is not easy. But the most important thing is we are able to compete.”
Spurs currently hold fourth place in the Premier League standing, five points ahead of Chelsea who sit in fifth position.