With M Salut still suffering IT problems it falls to me pass on MON’s comment’s after yesterday’s hard fought draw. How many of you who could only watch the game on TV, I wonder, shared Alan Hansen’s view, sarcastically expressed, that this was hardly a classic? From my seat in the stand I thought this was as entertaining as 0-0 draws with little to threaten the keepers, gets. The teams were evenly matched, both produced some fine moves and both gave the ball away from time to time. Sixer’s view will follow shortly but for now, here is the manager once again in positive mindset. MD
The point was hard-earned. It was a tough game, but I still thought we looked dangerous in possession.
Tottenham, as befits a side going for the Champions’ League, had good possession of the ball because they have very fine players.
It was a tough afternoon for us, but also for Tottenham as well.
I thought there was no real reason to change the team from the Manchester City game – the players deserved a chance again because of their performance there.
I was delighted to be able to go into the game with the same team, and they worked exceptionally hard again. They had to, because otherwise it would have been a long afternoon.
Tottenham have threats everywhere and I could name three or four of their players who would walk into any side in European football.
We’ve made good progress, taking two points from sides positioned second and fourth in the league.
From that viewpoint I have to feel some sort of satisfaction from not having been beaten.