Mauricio Pochettino accused journalists of “disrespect” after Tottenham began their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan.
Christian Eriksen put Spurs on course to win in Italy but a late collapse saw Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino goals give the hosts all three points.
And the Argentine manager took issue with being asked about leaving Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld at home.
“Against Watford and against Liverpool, they were on the pitch,” he said.
“Wow, what a question, such an easy question? [It’s] easy to talk about the players that aren’t here. I think we need to talk about football. Because, you know I think you force me to say something that is not good.
“You disrespect the players that showed better qualities than the opponent.” Read more