Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he is delighted with the character of his squad in their 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday.
Spurs found themselves having to come from behind at Vicarage Road after a header from a corner pegged Mauricio Pochettino’s men back, as they conceded the first goal for the fifth consecutive game across all competitions.
They managed to find an equaliser thank to Heung-min Son, who finished off a swift counter attacking move, poking home at the far post after Christian Eriksen’s cross.
It was not all smooth sailing for Spurs, and they had to play the majority of the second half with 10 men after Davinson Sanchez was shown a red card for an alleged elbow on one of the Hornets’ players.
However, despite only picking up a point and losing yet further ground in the race for a top four spot to the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, Pochettino insists he was very proud of the effort put in by his players.
Speaking to the press after the game, he was quoted by football.london as saying: “Today, nothing to say about the performance, character and personality of the players.
“Playing 40 minutes with ten men, I think the team showed unbelievable character.
“They were always going forward, very brave and not playing for the draw. They were always thinking to go forward and score to win the game.
“We didn’t concede one chance in the second half with ten men and I think we were close to scoring. I am so proud of the character.”
The result means that Spurs move up to sixth spot in the top flight table, leapfrogging Burnley, who lost to Leicester City, and now sit three points behind north London rivals Arsenal in fifth, and four adrift of Liverpool in fourth.
In other Tottenham news, fans were raving over the display of one man in their clash with Watford.