Tottenham 2 West Ham 2: We showed character, says Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says West Ham made life difficult for Tottenham

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Mauricio Pochettino praised Tottenham Hotspur’s character after Spurs came from 2-0 behind to rescue a draw with West Ham United.

The Hammers stormed into a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate in the opening 62 minutes at White Hart Lane in Sunday’s early kick-off.

When they scored it was difficult for us to play, because they play very deep and the counter attack

Mauricio Pochettino

Danny Rose pulled a goal back with nine minutes remaining, before Harry Kane scored in the 96th minute after he pounced on the rebound following Adrian’s save to deny the striker from the penalty spot.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the thrilling 2-2 draw, Spurs manager Pochettino said: “When you analyse the full 90 minutes I think we deserved one point. We started very well, had three chances to score, including the one where Harry Kane hit the post.”

Pochetino continued: “I think we showed character – that’s the most important thing. Going into the last 10 minutes at 2-0 down, to finish the game 2-2 is something to be proud of.”

Pochettino added that West Ham made life very difficult for the home side after Sam Allardyce’s men surged into a two-goal lead.

“When they scored it was difficult for us to play, because they play very deep and the counter attack is very good for West Ham with Sakho and Valencia who are very fast,” Pochettino said.

Spurs remain in sixth place after Pochettino’s side failed to capitalise on Manchester United’s 2-1 surprise defeat by Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

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