Pochettino praises 'brave' Spurs.


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed the spirit of his players, after they fought back to secure a 2-2 draw with West Ham at White Hart Lane.

The Lilly Whites went two goals down in the London derby on Sunday, when the Hammers broke the deadlock through Cheikhou Kouyate in the 22nd minute and Diafra Sakho increased the deficit giving the away side a good lead.

But, Spurs upped their game and kept probing till they got their goal through Danny Rose and in the dying minute inform Harry Kane scored a rebound after the hammers shot stopper Adrián Castillo saved the 21-year-old’s spot-kick.

Pochettino, who thought his side missed an opportunity to mount pressure on the top four, expressed his delight with the way his side showed character to earn a point from a losing position.

"When you analyse the full 90 minutes I think we deserved one point,” the Argentine told Sky Sports after the match.

"When they scored it was difficult for us to play, because they play very deep and their counter attack is very good with Diafro Sakho and Enner Valencia who are very fast.

"In the second half I thought some decisions were against us, the second goal was offside. But 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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