Cruising, complacency and collapse.
Poch said he was struggling to figure out how Tottenham squandered a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat against West Ham.
Early on, 2-0 up after well taken goals from Sissoko and Alli, we looked like we were cruising, and I worried that we`d taken our foot off the accelerator and already thinking we had won this.
Before we went ahead we looked exactly what we were; a team of players who looked like strangers to each other., passes were going astray and I felt it was only Son`s energy and guile that was showing as a threat to them, but we settled and llorente`s presence and little flicks started finding team mates.
But soon after the halftime break just as happened at their ground, they fought back and in fairness I thought they did it in style, we simply could not handle Andre Ayew as he grabbed a quick brace that made it two all. We then seemed in shock and it wasn`t long before Angelo Ogbonna headed the winner for the Spam, which seemed to me and those around me almost inevitable. We were stunned into silence, we then finally seemed to wake up again as Poch rang the changes.
But to no avail, we were in the end comprehensively beaten.
After the game Poch told Sky Sports :
'We scored two goals and it looked like the game was over but the second half was completely different, in 15 minutes we conceded three goals.
'When you are not on the same mental level, it's difficult because you can concede one goal, the opponent has nothing to lose and they believe.
'After Real Madrid and Liverpool, it is difficult to keep the motivation and the energy. It's not good, it's a bad feeling.'
If it really is that difficult, then they have failed to grasp what losing at home to West Ham can do to Spurs fans.
I`d venture to add that our defence and even our midfield simply switched off, and to me it looked like Foyth couldn`t handle their physicality when it mattered.
As apparently this wasn`t a target for Poch you`d have to say that he really didn`t seem too bothered about the loss, but maybe I`m being a tad harsh as I still feel bitterly disappointed this morning.