Mauricio Pochettino proud of Spurs’ character

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists that his side were more than worthy of taking a share of the points in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham.

Spurs had to fight back from two goals down at White Hart Lane after Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho fired the Hammers out into a lead.

The north London club made changes in the second half and managed to fight their way back into the fixture with Danny Rose’s volley finding the back of the net just 10 minutes from time.

The Hammers were under extreme pressure in the closing stages and the home side won a penalty on the stroke of full time when Harry Kane was bundled over by Alex Song in the box.

Kane, who has been their most potent goal threat all term, stepped up and saw his spot-kick saved, but he turned home the rebound with the last kick of the game.

Pochettino felt at full time that a draw was probably a fair result overall with both sides having good opportunities and controlling different periods of the meeting.

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 Kane hit the post.

“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 Enner Valencia who are very fast. But in the second half I thought some decisions were against us – the second goal was offside. But we need to finish better and score more goals.

“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.”

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