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After Tottenham loss, Pochettino loses temper as well

LONDON (AP) After Tottenham lost vital ground in the Premier League title race, Mauricio Pochettino lost his temper as well.

The Tottenham coach angrily squared up to referee Mike Dean after the 2-1 loss at Burnley on Saturday, venting his frustration over a decision that led to the hosts' opening goal. It was a rare public display of anger from Pochettino, who quickly acknowledged his outburst was linked to the realization that defeat may have ended Spurs' hopes of catching leading duo Liverpool and Manchester City.

"We cannot think now of being a real contender. It is a massive opportunity lost for us ... when you feel so disappointed and upset, you make some mistakes. We made some mistakes on the pitch and I made some mistakes afterwards," Pochettino said.

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