Mixed emotions for Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino


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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits there is a slight sense of regret following Saturday’s 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Spurs made the trip to the Hawthorns in good form and they were confident of coming away with three points, having gone into the clash unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League matches.

England international Dele Alli, who scored a magnificent goal against France in the recent international break, opened the scoring for the visitors in what was a positive start.

The Baggies refused to give up and Tony Pulis’ men managed to grab an equaliser before half-time thanks to a strike from midfielder James McClean.

Neither side found a winner after the break in tough conditions and both had to settle for a share of the spoils, with Spurs extending their unbeaten run to 14 matches.

The north Londoners are now six points adrift of surprise leaders Leicester City and Pochettino admitted he had mixed emotions after Saturday’s game.

“I think it was a mature performance from the players,” he told the club’s official website. “The effort was brilliant from the team, but we are all disappointed because the feeling is that we dropped two points. We’re not happy, not upset, but in between.”

Tottenham return to Premier League action on December 13 when they welcome Newcastle to White Hart Lane and the hosts are 1.30 favourites, a draw is priced at 5.25 while the Magpies are big outsiders at 9.00.

However, a Europa League clash against Monaco comes first for Spurs on Thursday and they are 2.25 to win the match.

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