Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has criticized Tottenham’s tactics after the two teams drew 1-1 on Saturday at Anfield during the 36th day of the Premier League.
Bad player or realist? After the draw conceded by Liverpool on Saturday at home against Tottenham (1-1), which could allow Manchester City to break away in the event of a victory against Newcastle this Sunday (5:30 p.m.) during the 36th day of the Premier League, Jürgen Klopp does not was not very kind to Spurs. To hear it, they would have above all sought to close the game, contenting themselves with putting the bus in their area pending a possible opening against.
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“What do I think of Tottenham’s possession (36%)? I’m sorry, but I’m not the right person to ask about that because I don’t like that kind of football. But it’s my personal problem. I think they are world class and they should do more for the game,” commented the Reds coach at a press conference. A rather harsh statement.
“Atletico does it too”
If they were sometimes suffocated by the opposing pressure, the men of Antonio Conte had the merit of resisting for a long time one of the best teams in Europe, in the fight for the title in the Premier League. They even managed to open the scoring by Heung-Min Son before the hour mark (56th), before being caught on a deflected shot from Luis Diaz (74th). A necessarily frustrating result for Liverpool, provisional leader with the same number of points as City (83rd) but a better goal difference.
“It’s a game against Liverpool and they have 36% possession. But that’s my problem. They have world-class players, who block all the balls. It’s really difficult. Atlético do it Alright, it’s just that I can’t. Yes, I respect everything they do. But it’s not me”¸ Klopp insisted.
And to conclude: “This is an important point, but we all know the situation. The boys are more disappointed than me. It may be related to my age (54 years old) and because I have seen almost everything in my life. It’s also incredibly difficult to play against an opponent with world-class players and a world-class manager when they’ve had a week to prepare when we play every three days.”A reference to the half -Champions League return final disputed on Tuesday (and won) by its players, in Villarreal (3-2).