Pochettino: Spurs ‘deserved more’ from Leicester draw

Date published: Sunday 10th January 2016 7:20

Mauricio Pochettino: Believes Spurs were the better team

Mauricio Pochettino: Believes Spurs were the better team

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side “deserved more” from their FA Cup third round draw against Leicester City.

Striker Harry Kane came off the bench to score a late penalty and salvage a draw for the home side, but Pochettino believes his side deserved the win.

Speaking after the game, Pochettino said: “It is a strange feeling. We deserved more. In the first half we were a bit unlucky.

“I’m very pleased with the performance, but today is a good example of not giving up and fighting.

“How Leicester played was difficult to create chances as they played deep waiting for our mistakes.

“We feel disappointed, but that is football and we have the opportunity to go to Leicester and still be in the next round.

“Leicester are full of confidence, but we showed we were better, but football is about scoring goals.”

The Spurs boss says the FA Cup is an “important competition” for the club, and now looks ahead to facing Leicester again in a Premier League clash on Wednesday.

“I am happy because it was a draw and this is an important competition for us,” said Pochettino.

“A defeat would not have been fair, a draw is a bit more fair but if you analyse the full 90 minutes then we deserved more.

“I’m happy with the performance and we made a great effort.

“Now it is about picking the best 11 players for Wednesday. We have a lot of games in different competitions and you need to keep your squad fit.”

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