Boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted there was “no excuse” for Tottenham not to win the game

Boss Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham failed to win the game.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted there was “no excuse” for Tottenham not to win the game, despite arriving in Cyprus with seven first-team players missing through injury or suspension – and the scoreline belied how uncomfortable it was for them for large periods.

Egged on by a raucous band of ultras in the home end, Igor de Camargo rattled the goal-frame on 19 minutes after being put through by Stithies Aloneftis, before Carlao headed wide at the far post completely unmarked.