Every word Pochettino said on Chelsea, Colwill, Cucurella to Man Utd and Palmer transfer


Were you hoping not to have to bring on Enzo Fernandez and co? A signal of how tough the game was?

It was tough, that is the beauty of the competition. It was tough, I think in the circumstance we have with the squad at the moment, the players that were involved today, I am happy with players who made their debut here and the start from the first time, many positive things. But, of course, we have a squad and players who were resting and on the bench in case they were needed, people who were fresh and come to the game and to help the team to achieve what we want.

Report that a deal is being finalised for Cole Palmer?

I know nothing.

Sounds like he's having a medical

Who is saying that? Reports. The club still didn't tell you. I don't want to talk about it.

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Still more business to do?

Maybe yes, maybe no, Maybe you know better than me what is going on.

You went down the tunnel early at half-time, were you disappointed?

Because I needed to go to the toilet. Not disappointed. It's true I had to go to the toilet then to see the report of the 45 minutes and to see actions and to after to show to the players and to make some changes like Nico. Only for that, not because I was disappointed.

Expected to see four or five 16 or 17-year-old's on the teamsheet?

Yes. They were involved here on the day with the team but from there we decided only one guy.

Levi Colwill injured?

No, he's not injured. It's not a big issue, small problem. He got ice on his ankle but it's not going to be a problem for the weekend.

Make it harder than it should have been?

That is the beauty of the competition for any club when a Premier League team plays a team like this, League Two with the motivation and the desire. Sometimes, it wasn't penalty for me or it was offside, that is the beauty of the competition.

Quite the exchange with Harry Pell after the penalty? Angry at the decision?

I don't know, maybe I made a mistake because I should not talk with the opponent or the players. I was disappointed because we have the tablet on the bench and you can see it's no penalty. I was frustrated and I need to say sorry if I say something to the player of Wimbledon because it is not my style. That is a moment I was disappointed, I thought it was an unfair decision. Because now in the last few years we have VAR, now we don't have VAR, we are unprotected.

So many shots, does it hammer home how useful it is to have someone who puts it in the net?

There were many clear actions to score. I think you cannot say that we need a player that can score more than we have. I think the players we have, we are going to trust in them, with them we won the game. I think we are talking very negative, too many Premier League teams are out of the competition and I think we need to talk about the positive things. Maybe we should score more, but the game was under control, few actions they maybe should score of course. Surprise me because they are a very good team and the level is League Two but the level is very. It does not surprise me because I was here with Tottenham and these type of games are so difficult.

Brighton in the next round, tough challenge?

Now is to think about Saturday's game. We will arrive at Brighton and talk about that. If you want to win the competition you should beat all of the teams otherwise it is impossible. For me the same, Brighton we need to play and we play at home and when the moment arrives we will compete with them.

The situation with Marc Cucurella?

I know nothing, maybe you know better than me. All the players that are involved everyday at the training ground with us, training with us, are in our plans then things happen. It is the decision of the club and player, player and club, if something happens in the next few days we will communicate to you.

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