Mauricio Pochettino angry with Erik Lamela for half-time toilet break

Incident happened during 2-0 win over Brighton

James Orr
Thursday 30 October 2014 11:54 GMT
Erik Lamela gives Tottenham the lead
Erik Lamela gives Tottenham the lead

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his anger at Erik Lamela for keeping him waiting at half-time while he Argentinian was taking a toilet break during the 2-0 League Cup win over Brighton last night.

Lamela came on at the half-time, replacing Aaron Lennon, and soon put Spurs ahead in the 54th minute.

"I got angry about him [Lamela] being late because I was focused," the manager said.

"When we arrived at the dressing room they knew about Lennon’s injury so I wanted Lamela on.

"After that he went to go to the toilet and we had to wait for him to come out."

Harry Kane scored Tottenham's second goal in the win. Kane was one of 10 changes made by Pochettino from the 2-1 defeat by Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs will now face Newcastle in the fifth round.

Kane said after the match: "It is always good [to score]."

"I'm always happy to be scoring and getting those goals inside the box, those strikers' goals, is always good.

"It [the number of goals] is a good return but I'm concentrating on the next game now and hopefully I will get some minutes and get some goals.

"These are the sort of games I want to be scoring in and getting myself out there, I always enjoy playing - I just want to keep playing and keep scoring."

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