Thursday February 18 2016
Pochettino 'will assess' Alli kick

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will “assess” Dele Alli’s kick, which should’ve seen him sent off against Fiorentina.

The Europa League Round of 32 fixture ended 1-1 at the Stadio Franchi, but Alli remarkably only received a yellow card for kicking Nenad Tomovic in the ribs when he was down.

“I don't know, I didn't see from my position,” Pochettino told ESPN.

“It was difficult. A different action during the game, sometimes these things happen. I need to assess on the video and see what happened.

“Until Fiorentina scored and we conceded the goal I think we were much better and we dominated the game. We has lots of options and chances.

“But I am happy and pleased and the effort was fantastic. It is true that after they scored we concede a little bit of possession of the ball and maybe we lost control of the game, but in general after 90 minutes I am happy with the performance.

“The momentum of the game changed, the opponent believed more and after we concede the goal maybe we lose the control until the hour mark.

“After they scored we didn't manage the ball properly and that changed the game a little bit. I am happy and pleased with the performance.

“We need to wait for the second leg in London and we need to be ready for Sunday against Crystal Palace.”