“Six big chances” – Pochettino’s complaints are all too familiar

Mauricio Pochettino’s pretty gloomy post match press conference last night noted that his team had had “four, five or six big chances” to open the scoring against Liverpool. None of them were taken, and in the end Liverpool won the trophy with a 117th minute header.

Pochettino right, we did miss those big chances. But that’s nothing new. We’ve know that this team can’t finish for years now. We’ve made attempts to fix that by spending big on established players like Romelu Lukaku, and we’ve made attempts to fix that by bringing in raw young talent like Nicolas Jackson too. Nothing seems to work.

Conor Gallagher sums it up – he had a great chance one on one, but hit it right at the keeper.

We’d love to put the blame on him, but it was only his incredible work rate that got him into position to score in the first place. We have players with skill, and we have players with heart, but we have desperately few with both.

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