Mauricio Pochettino insisted Tottenham dropped two points at West Brom – despite setting a club record unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Spurs were held 1-1 at The Hawthorns on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in the top flight to 14 games, their best spell in 30 years.
James McClean’s first Albion goal cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and Spurs had to rely on a splendid Hugo Lloris save, when the keeper denied Jonas Olsson, to earn a point.
The visitors relinquished control of the game after the opener and Pochettino rued the missed chance to break into the top four for the first time this season.
He said: “I am more disappointed because we dropped two points. At the same time we are proud it is 14 games unbeaten.
“The conditions were difficult to play, it didn’t help us against a very good side. I feel very proud of the players, the effort was amazing but we feel a little bit disappointed because we dropped two points.”
Lloris’ reactions denied Olsson in the second half when he turned the defender’s poked volley over from point blank range.
“I think it was a great save, I can say he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. We are lucky he is at Tottenham with us,” said Pochettino.
“There are always rumours about the players but we want to keep him for the future, not only for the present. We want to build the next squad and the future with him. He is very happy with us.”
And Pochettino admitted past Spurs sides could have crumbled after conceding and praised their character.
“I think the group we have is very strong. It’s a good test and opportunity to show us we can compete.” he added.
“Arsenal dropped three points here and for us it’s a great test to show we can fight. The performance we showed can help us for the future.”