Rafa And Pochettino On Shelvey Card

Last updated : 14 August 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafael Benitez (Newcastle)

Image result for NEWCASTLE 0 TOTTENHAM 2On Jonjo Shelvey's red card: He knows that he had made a mistake, he apologised, but still we lost the game.

"To be fair, I was happy with the effort of the players and there were a lot of positives, but still if you want to win games, we cannot lose our focus for just one minute.

"We know that we are in the Premier League and we have to do everything really well if we want to win games.

"All the effort that we put on the pitch was lost because we made a mistake."

Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)

On Dele Alli keeping his cool: "He was calm - that's important. Last season, we talked a lot about that, how we need to behave and improve and learn.

"He's mature enough now to accept sometimes what happens on the pitch, but he is so calm, he is so brave.

"Then he scored - and he scored a great goal - and I am very pleased. He needs to improve, he is not at his best expression, but it is coming."