Steven Bergwijn reveals what frustrated him against Manchester United

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Steven Bergwijn
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Steven Bergwijn has admitted that the Tottenham players were frustrated to have conceded the manner in which they did late in the game against Manchester United.

Spurs decided to defend in a low block and let United have the ball for the majority of the encounter.

The home side were content to counter quickly when they won the ball back and that is how they got their first goal after Bergwijn raced through on goal past Harry Maguire and Fred before slamming the ball beyond David De Gea.

That lead lasted until the final ten minutes of the game when the away side were awarded a penalty after Eric Dier bought down Paul Pogba inside the box.

Bruno Fernandes levelled the game from the spot to ensure that the spoils were shared, but Bergwijn admitted that the Lilywhites should have seen out the win.

However, the  Dutchinternational insisted that Jose Mourinho’s men had enough positives to build on from the game.

The winger told the club’s official website: “I stand here with different feelings.

“We had a good first half, had another big chance with Sonny, but de Gea kept it out, so yes, different feelings.

“Serge won the ball in midfield and I saw the opportunity to go one-against-one, and scored.

“It’s frustrating that we conceded a goal like we did, but we have to go on from here.

“We gave everything and after three months of no football, we played a good game, maybe in the second half we waited too much for them.

“But we can also look at the positives – we played well as a team. We can build from here.”

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While some of the players did look a little rusty against United (which was to be expected), I thought our performance, on the whole, was pretty decent. Jose got the game plan right and we could have potentially finished them off on the counter-attack had we made better decisions in the final third.

However, the draw now leaves us with very little margin for error until the end of the season. We likely have to win seven of our eight remaining games to give ourselves a decent shot of making the top four. So anything but three points against West Ham will not be enough.

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