Pochettino claims that Tottenham vs Sheffield was ‘an even game’

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Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a point at home to Sheffield United this afternoon in the Premier League, despite having the home advantage.

In truth, many would argue that the Lilywhites were lucky to get even that out of the game after the newly-promoted side dominated for large parts.

Characteristic of their season so far, Spurs came out of the blocks slowly, with Sheffield seizing the initiative and pressing the nervy Tottenham back line high up the pitch.

Pochettino’s men found it hard to maintain any kind of rhythm or route out from the defence to create meaningful attacks, while also gifting the ball to Sheffield in dangerous positions.

Somehow, Spurs managed to take the lead against the run of play via a deflected Heung Min Son effort.

Sheffield then went on to equalise twice, with the first being cruelly ruled out by VAR, and the honours were shared at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Poch had this to say (Football London): “It was an even game, when you assess the game it was a fair result, they deserved the point. They were the better team in the first half and were better in the second half. We started the game not well, it was a little bit strange the feeling of Tanguy Ndombele, he never felt comfortable in the game and maybe that affected the team.

“We arrived to the first half and we changed for Harry Winks and then we played better. We are disappointed because we knew we were going to find a team who would be aggressive and very energetic, well organised. This is the worst opponent you can have when you come to play from Wednesday in the Champions League, a very long way.

“I am disappointed because in the moment we broke them down to go lead 1-0 in the second half, not keeping that advantage or scoring the second goal in that moment when we dominated the game. We feel so disappointed, I don’t know the word to use. Upset or frustrate, but it is not a happy feeling.”

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