Pochettino insists draw feels like two points dropped

Date published: Sunday 4th February 2018 7:35

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino saw nothing contentious in the two penalties and believes his team were unfortunate not to win at Anfield.

Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal as his last-gasp penalty rescued a 2-2 draw for Tottenham at Liverpool in a game that had a staggering conclusion.

Kane saw his controversial 87th-minute spot-kick saved and that looked to prove costly when Mohamed Salah lit up Anfield with a sensational individual effort moments into added-on time.

But Kane was given the chance to atone when the linesman spotted Virgil van Dijk’s kick on Erik Lamela in the fourth minute of injury time and the England forward this time made no mistake, slotting low to Karius’ left as he joined the ‘100 club’ in dramatic fashion.

Pochettino told the BBC’s Match of the Day: “It was an amazing game to watch. I was calm, because I think the team plays so well. The feeling is we dropped two points. We were much, much, much better than Liverpool.

“Both were a penalty and nothing to say, it is not controversial – it is nothing. Sometimes people complain about the referee, but when they are right it is good to tell everyone.”

Wanyama’s thunderous strike – a piledriver that flew into the top left corner – left Pochettino purring.

He added: “It was a fantastic goal – it was the plan, no! – I am so happy because he helps the team to achieve one point.”


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