Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with Tottenham’s effort but not their creativity in the 0-0 draw against an “aggressive” Bournemouth.
Tottenham missed the chance to go top of the Premier League, and the Spurs boss will come away from the Vitality Stadium with mixed feelings.
“It was a very competitive game, they were ready to compete and it was tough. We managed the whole game but if you don’t score, it is difficult to win. We fought loads and it is one point more and a clean sheet,” said Pochettino.
“If we want to be contenders, we need to win games like these.
“They were very aggressive. It was tough with the kick-off early in the morning and we were better after 15 minutes. We did not create enough chances to score but I am pleased. The effort was good.
“We have a very busy schedule and it is a good point looking back on it. We are battling for the top and we missed a opportunity to be in that position.”