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Swansea 2-2 Spurs - Mauricio's verdict

Posted on 4 October 2015  - 19:15

Mauricio Pochettino had a feeling of deja-vu after our 2-2 draw against Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mauricio at the Liberty Stadium on SundayThe lads celebrate after Christian's second goal of the afternoonAndros Townsend takes on Neil Taylor

We had to come from behind twice thanks to a wonderful free-kick double from Christian Eriksen but dominated for long spells at the Liberty Stadium, only to be denied time and again by goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Fabianski racked up nine saves including keeping out Andros Townsend and Dele Alli in the final half-hour as we pushed for a winner following Christian’s second equaliser on 65 minutes.

The Danish playmaker also whistled a hat-trick chance just wide as we chased a winner.

We had to settle for a point – and after all our pressure and chances, it needed Hugo Lloris to produce the save of the match in injury time to preserve that point – the least reward our performance deserved.


“I’m a little disappointed and it’s a little of the same feeling I had after Monaco, perhaps even worse today because in the first half they had one effort on target and scored twice,” said Mauricio.

“We created lots of chances, completely dominated the game but that’s football, we need to accept it. We have to be proud of our players because the effort was brilliant and to play like that three days after Monaco was fantastic.

“We scored from two free-kicks, fantastic from Christian Eriksen, but the easier chances, we didn’t score.

“We’re ambitious and want to win all games and when we have the opportunities, we need to have more of a killer instinct.”