Tottenham boss has message for ‘amazing’ Spurs fans after Burnley draw
PUBLISHED: 22:20 05 January 2015 | UPDATED: 07:58 06 January 2015
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed his team failed to kill the game off against Burnley in their 1-1 draw at Turf Moor tonight.
The Argentinean made a few changes to his Spurs side but still fielded a very strong XI, headed by Roberto Soldado in attack.
Nacer Chadli opened the scoring early in the second half, only for long term injury stricken Burnley man Sam Vokes to snatch an equaliser and force a replay at White Hart Lane.
Around 2,500 Tottenham fans made the trip to Lancashire on a bitterly cold, post-Christmas Monday night and Pochettino is thankful for their ‘amazing’ support.
“It was hard to create chances in the first half. We were better in the second half,” Pochettino told the club’s official site.
“We needed to kill the game which didn’t happen and now we have a replay.
“Our fans were amazing. Thank you to them. To come this far on a Monday night is fantastic.”
There wasn’t a single shot on goal in the first half at Turf Moor, but Spurs kicked into gear in the second half and showed signs of promise.
A lack of cutting edge up front, which has been a theme of their season, was evident but defender Jan Vertonghen is already looking forward to the replay.
“We played better in the second half but still it wasn’t good enough. They tried to put us under pressure,” he told the club’s site.
“We wanted to do the job here but hopefully we can go through at White Hart Lane.”