Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham’s game plan to deal with Barcelona was ‘destroyed’ by Hugo Lloris’ early mistake at Wembley.
Barcelona took the lead after just 95 seconds in London when Philippe Coutinho fired home from Jordi Alba’s cut back.
Alba was set through after a defence-splitting pass from Lionel Messi but Lloris needlessly vacated his goal in a moment of madness to gift Coutinho the chance.
Spurs then had to chase the game and were two behind when Ivan Rakitic scored a stunning long-range strike.
The home side got back into it through Erik Lamela and Harry Kane but Lionel Messi was in inspired form and his second half brace ensured Barcelona ran out 4-2 winners.
But Pochettino was left ruing the fact that his game plan was out the window within two minutes of the start of the match at Wembley. Read more