Former Wolves striker, Don Goodman revealed that Jose Mourinho was almost apologetic to Slaven Bilic after Tottenham managed to come away with all three points from the Hawthorns on Sunday.
For the majority of the encounter, it looked as if Tottenham were going to drop two points and fail to grasp the opportunity to temporarily climb to the top of the table.
Much like Spurs’ clash at Turf Moor two weeks ago, the home side defended resolutely and denied Tottenham’s forwards any space to run in-behind.
Spurs left their match-winner even later than they did against Burnley and Brighton, with Harry Kane drifting behind Kyle Bartley to direct home Matt Doherty’s floated cross with less than two minutes of normal time remaining.
The late winner meant that Spurs go into the international break with three league wins in as many games. Considering the fixtures they have coming up when the Premier League resumes, the value of the points cannot be underestimated.
As delighted as Mourinho must have been to see his side get over the line yet again without being at their best, it looks as though he did sympathise with his West Brom counterpart.
Goodman said during Sky Sports’ live coverage of the game: “You have to say the hug between Bilic and Mourinho did at the end said it all.
“He was almost apologetic, Jose Mourinho, which you can afford to be when you’ve just nicked three points.
“It’s three important points for Spurs, but at least one point which got away from West Bromwich Albion.”
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