Pochettino proud of 10-man Tottenham´s fighting spirit

Jan Vertonghen Spurs must get back to winning ways soon

Tottenham were runners-up to Chelsea in the Premier League last time out and after also securing a creditable third-place league finish in the 2015/16 campaign, teams are now paying Mauricio Pochettino's side more respect.

Perhaps the only time we have seen the real Spurs this season was against Liverpool, a 4-1 win in October that had the trademarks of Pochettino's time at the club.

"In the second half we played more than 40 minutes with one less and the team was courageous and tried to win the game". His dismissal forced Spurs to settle for a point when boss Mauricio Pochettino would have demanded his players chase victory in the final half-hour instead. To live that situation and experience and learn from that for the future is important. I think we'll be a stronger team for it.

Meanwhile, Watford boss, Marco Silva, said: "We did everything to win, like Tottenham and it was a tough game for both teams".

"I feel very frustrated with the results recently but nothing to say about the performance".

Spurs started brightly but they fell behind in the 13th minute after failing to defend a Tom Cleverley corner, with Kabasele leaping above Harry Kane to direct his header into the net. "Watford only created problems to us through set pieces". "Yes so disappointed, but in the last few games all is against us".

Tottenham were reduced to 10 men in the second half, when centre-back Davinson Sanchez was sent off for elbowing Watford winger Richarlison.

The Argentine manager refused to blame the referee for any decisions and did not give a definitive assessment of the Davinson Sanchez sending off.

A draw. And like most draws this thoroughly entertaining one, which occasionally teetered on the edge of anarchy, asked more questions than it answered.

"It doesn't change anything or help anyone. You will probably get better with it during the year and we have to find a solution to that style of play". "In public you can judge the performance of the referee".

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