Tottenham 0 Crystal Palace 0: Mauricio Pochettino reflects on ‘tired’ display
Mauricio Pochettino says Crystal Palace were good value for their point
Mauricio Pochettino conceded his Tottenham Hotspur side lacked energy after Crystal Palace secured a deserved goalless draw at White Hart Lane.
The Eagles came closest to breaking the deadlock in north London as wing-back Jason Puncheon beat Hugo Lloris but was denied by the crossbar.
We have a lack of freshness but we tried, we tried to win the game
On-loan Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie impressed, while Spurs striker Roberto Soldado couldn’t add to his first goal of the season last weekend.
And Tottenham manager Pochettino accepted that he could have no complaints with the stalemate after a tired display from the hosts.
“It wasn’t an easy game, Palace played well. We are not very fresh because it was the third game in six days and it’s difficult to manage,” Pochettino told BBC Sport.
“Maybe this game is one where we need to get the three points, but in the end I think the result was fair. We have a lack of freshness but we tried, we tried to win the game.”
Meanwhile, Palace manager Neil Warnock praised Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for denying his side maximum points.
“I’m lost for words. I can’t understand how we’ve not won. The way we played, we deserved the points. The lads played some good stuff and it took a great goalkeeping performance to stop us getting the three points,” Warnock said.
“We played some good stuff, created havoc at times and always looked a threat. I don’t know how many times I put my head in my hands today as I thought we’d scored that many. Wilfried and Bolaise were brilliant, but my man of the man was Chamakh – he covered every blade of grass.”