“It was a crazy game” – Spurs hero reacts to the scenes at the Etihad

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Lucas Moura
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It was backs to the wall stuff for the Tottenham players for the vast majority of their game against Manchester City, as the Premier League champions dominated proceedings right from kick-off.

While Spurs defended resolutely for the most part and limited City to few chances, a couple of moments of quality from Kevin De Bryne in the first half proved to be their undoing.

However, Spurs came back into the game despite going behind twice with substitute Lucas Moura scoring the equaliser seconds after coming on in the second half.

The Brazilian leapt the highest to head home an Erik Lamela corner from close range with what was his first touch of the ball.

Speaking after the game, the 26-year-old revealed his delight at netting the equaliser and said he was proud of the way the team defended.

However, the former PSG man admitted that there were many areas in which the team can improve.

Speaking to Tottenhamhotspur.com, Moura said, “It was a crazy game! My first touch of the ball and I scored, that was unbelievable.

“I’m so happy to help my team-mates get a good result here. We know how difficult it is to play here against City. We made a lot of effort. It’s a good result.

“Of course, we have a lot of things to improve but we did very well and we need to keep it this way.

“We know City have a lot of quality, ball possession, and it’s so hard to play here, but the most important thing is to enjoy the opportunity.

“We were so compact, we had few opportunities but we scored two goals. That’s most important. We need to get points and not lose stupid points like we did last season.”

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Tottenham can certainly take a lot of positives from their defensive showing on Saturday but there was a huge gulf in quality between the two teams. However, with several players unavailable due to injuries and suspensions and the new signings still getting used to a new style of football, it will take a few more games for Spurs to hit their stride.

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