Tim Sherwood commented on yet another bad start for his Tottenham side but the team consistently fail to address the problem. In recent weeks, we have gone behind to Southampton and Sunderland but this time, a 3-0 deficit after half an hour was too much to recover from.
Christian Eriksen did snatch an injury time equaliser but it was clearly two points dropped. After the game, Sherwood felt that Spurs could have gone on to claim the win.
“It was thoroughly deserved, in my opinion,” said the Head Coach.
“We made a very poor start, gifted them three goals, but at 3-0 down I still thought we could go on to win the game.
“We were opening them up and I knew those chances would continue to come.
“At half-time we said ‘stay relaxed, your chances will come’.
Half time also saw the withdrawal of Vlad Chiriches who, to use a technical footballing term, had an absolute ‘mare. The second period saw us dominate but by then it was far too late.
“There was belief in there, no panic. Harry scored a great goal and then a fantastic finish from Christian at the end<” Sherwood added.
“Even then, we wanted to win it. There were two minutes to go and we had opportunities to get in behind again.
“In the end, we had 20 shots at goal and we’re gutted to come away without the three points.”
Manchester United can now claim sixth spot by winning their game in hand while next up for Spurs is a home tie with Fulham in Saturday’s early kick off.