Mauricio Pochettino fights Mike Dean after the visitors suffer a 2-1 loss to Burnley in the Premier League earlier today.
Tottenham faced a huge setback in the Premier League earlier today as Pochettino’s men suffered a 2-1 defeat to Burnley.
With this loss, Tottenham stay at 60 points in the league. The game saw the return of Harry Kane, who netted the only goal for the side. However, his return failed to inspire the side to victory at Turf Moor.
After the full-time whistle, however, scenes turned ugly inside the stadium as Mauricio Pochettino and referee Mike Dean were engaged in a war of words.
The manager seemed to be clearly frustrated by Dean’s decision to award a corner to Burnley in the second half, which led to their first goal of the game.
Replays showed that Tottenham should’ve had a goal kick as ball last came off a Burnley attacker. However, Mike Dean awarded a corner to the host side, eventually leading to a goal by Chris Wood.
Even when Harry Kane soon equalized for Tottenham, Burnley took the lead again through Ashley Barnes in the 83rd minute, sealing three points for the hosts.
Here’s the video to the fight:
😡 Wow! 😡
Fair to say Mauricio Pochettino is not happy with referee Mike Dean after his side’s loss at Turf Moor! 😱
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 23, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino was NOT happy with Mike Dean at full time! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/w0r0FTRUiI
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 23, 2019
The gestures made by Pochettino suggest that the manager is asking Mike Dean to repeat what he said in front of the camera.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
A very angry Mauricio Pochettino confronts Mike Dean after the full-time whistle at Turf Moor. pic.twitter.com/bwaSXEDgrZ
— 32Red (@32Red) February 23, 2019
Never seen Pochettino – or indeed his assistants – lose it like that with the officials like they did at the end of the game.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) February 23, 2019
Pochettino and spurs are going to finish 4th in a three horse title race . Remember this tweet.
— KAVI (@blurt2kc) February 23, 2019
Poch on his ref rage: “It’s weird, maybe the cables crossed in my brain. It’s the first time in 10 years. I was always under control but what happened happened on the pitch. I need to find the reason now that we lost the game., not to find some excuse.” https://t.co/lxuO20FpxJ
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) February 23, 2019
“If I was a manager and he said something to me in that instance, I’m going to react.”
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) February 23, 2019
There’s got to be questions asked to Mike Dean here!
He clearly said something to Pochettino and his staff as they walked away after the handshakes. Pochettino seemed incensed by what Dean said. This was more than just unhappiness at decisions, he reacts to something Dean says. pic.twitter.com/74uSy5K9hv
— Armed Forces Spurs (Official Supporters Club) (@UK_Forces_Spurs) February 23, 2019