Pochettino: We played much better than Arsenal

Date published: Saturday 5th March 2016 6:27

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was “disappointed” at only drawing 2-2 with ten-man Arsenal after they had taken the lead.

After going a goal down despite dominating possession, the home side fought back, scoring two goals in two minutes to take the lead with just under half an hour remaining. But Alexis Sanchez equalised and Arsenal could have won it in the final seconds through Aaron Ramsey.

“It was a missed opportunity,” Pochettino said. “At 11 against 11 I think we deserved more and were unlucky in the way we conceded the goal.

“The way we turned it in two minutes, then you feel a little bit disappointed, frustrated, because at 11 against 10 when you turn the result you need to keep that.

“But we are still improving and we need to move forward.”

Kane arguably deserved to finish on the winning side for his stunning goal alone, which saw the striker collect the ball on the left of the penalty area before whipping it off the far post and it into the net.

It was only Kane’s second goal from open play in nine matches and Pochettino was pleased to see his top scorer returning to form.

“It was a fantastic goal, amazing,” Pochettino said.

“I think how he shot and scored was fantastic and I’m very pleased for him to start to score again because always strikers need to feel that.”

Danny Rose was taken off in the second half with cramp in his calf. The problem is not expected to be serious, however, with a Europa League trip to Borussia Dortmund on Thursday to come.

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