How Pochettino Saved Lucas Torreira in the Tunnel After Tottenham Match

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Mauricio Pochettino was seen speaking with Lucas Torreira shortly after he was given marching orders on Saturday.

The Uruguayan made a rash but unintended tackle on Danny Rose moments to the end of the encounter prompting Anthony Taylor to show him a straight red card.

Frustration engulfed the 23-year-old as he headed out for the tunnel to wait for full-time so as to confront the referee for his decision.

Referees are seen as gods by the FA and when there is a case of insubordination towards them, offenders are thoroughly dealt with.

Knowing this fact, the Tottenham boss knowing what the former Sampdoria man had up his sleeves took time to calm him down.

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Pochettino consoled him in Spanish by letting him know that his tackle was a genuine move to recover the ball from the opposition.

He succeeded in averting what could have been a lengthy ban for Torreira who already faces a three-match ban.

Arsenal will be without Torreira in the Premier League for the rest of March. Manchester United's visit to the Emirates Stadium by the weekend, an April Fool's fixture with Newcastle United and a trip to the Merseyside to play Everton will all take place without Torreira.

There are high chances Unai Emery will give him starts in both legs of their Europa League last 16 ties against Rennes since he won't have league action for a very long time.

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