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Pochettino apologises for Clattenburg confrontation
5:51pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport
Mauricio Pochettino has apologised for storming onto the pitch to remonstrate with referee Mark Clattenburg after his side were held to a goalless draw at Norwich.
Saints played superbly well in the snow and rain at Carrow Road and should have had the game won before Clattenburg awarded Norwich an injury time penalty for a foul by Luke Shaw on Grant Holt.
Saints disagreed with the decision and saw what they perceived to be justice done as Boruc dived to his right to make the save and preserve the point.
After the game Pochettino came onto the pitch to confront Clattenburg but afterwards was repentant.
He said: “I do know that (you shouldn’t go on the pitch) and I apologise.
“Sometimes you can lose control a little but us managers have to control ourselves.
“Sometimes I feel as if I am playing the game as well on the sidelines.”
He added: “I am happy overall with the team’s performance because we regained that fighting spirit that perhaps we lost a little bit against QPR.
“I think my team played better than last week and in the 90th minute before that penalty was given we deserved to be leading the game.
“So my anger was double fold that it shouldn’t have been a penalty and that we should have been up in the game by that time.”