Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that he wanted to kill his players following the 5-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United last season.
Following years of hurt, Tottenham had a wonderful chance of finishing above rivals Arsenal in the Premier League table last season but their hopes were crushed following an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at the hands of already relegated Newcastle United.
The loss meant that Tottenham were pipped to second spot by Arsenal once again and it was a sour way to end what had proven to be a stunning campaign overall.
During the press conference after the game, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino did not look at all pleased and now the Argentine manager has gone on to make a shock admission.
Speaking to the Independent, Pochettino stated that he was so angry with his players that he wanted to ‘kill’ them and added that he would have done so if allowed.
The Argentine said, “I just told them, that if I had had the opportunity to kill them, then I would have done. I wanted to kill all of them. And kill myself too. I am very honest with them and they are very honest with me. That is a very good relationship.”