Tottenham Hotspur welcomed Manchester United to Wembley Stadium at the weekend for our latest Premier League clash and it does have to go down as one of those games where Spurs fans will be amazed that we didn’t come out with at least a point to show for our efforts.
A late first half goal from Marcus Rashford decided the three points on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kept his 100% winning streak going, but Spurs dominated the telling statistics from the game and had plenty of chances to draw level and take the win, but goalkeeper David de Gea was in inspired form between the sticks for them.
Whilst manager Mauricio Pochettino was obviously disappointed – and Harry Kane limping off at the end could be a massive blow – he knew that given the performance on the day he couldn’t not be proud of the players.
Speaking to the BBC following the game yesterday, Pochettino explained that for him it was the best we’ve played under his charge.
“It was an amazing second half, I am so pleased. Tottenham did everything to win the game. Maybe we dominated and we created a lot of chances. The team was fantastic. That is the best 45 minutes I have seen Tottenham play since I took in charge. Sometimes you win a game and you are disappointed, like when we won 3-0 at Old Trafford. Today the result should be different and I am happy. That is the way that we want to grow and play – taking risks, playing football that we are going to play.”
As for the Kane worry, he added.
“It was a clear foul on Harry Kane, a big hit, Mike Dean said he didn’t see it. It was a bad tackle and now he has bit of a swelling on his ankle. If Kane suffers an injury, it is going to be massive for us. He twisted his ankle and we hope that it is not a big issue.”
Everything crossed until we get confirmation.