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Posted on 4 October 2005  - 12:00

Martin Jol gives his final reflections on the thrilling 3-2 win over Charlton in the Premiership...

Martin Jol gives his final reflections on the thrilling 3-2 win over Charlton in the Premiership...

I THINK we're improving our mentality and physical strength because perhaps last season we might not have come back from the position we found ourselves in at Charlton.

It was good to see us come back from 1-0 down at Aston Villa and get an equaliser and this time we were 2-0 down and won 3-2, so we are improving and that's what we have to do. We have more points now than at this time last season and that's good because we want to get better and better.

I was gutted with the goals we conceded. I felt we'd played well, had chances and then suddenly a ball laid back to the full-back, one pass over the top and Bent wasn't offside and scored.

At this level we have to defend better; stay with the runner or play offside in a better way. We have to improve that because it wasn't only once. We wanted to keep a high line but players like Rommedahl and Bent are clever, they will step back and go again, Murphy gave six or seven through balls and we'd said we have to pressurise the ball because he can deliver those passes. On the other hand, we can't be too negative.

We've only conceded five goals in eight games and we had a couple of players out

Dawson, Young-Pyo Lee, Its not an excuse but you have to start all over again and it can be a problem.

We had a couple of important decisions to make in the game. We scored the equaliser before Robbie came on and you then would be tempted to keep the same organisation in the side but I had a good feeling. I thought maybe Robbie could score the winner. It was only a feeling and after the game you can always say it in hindsight.

We brought Michael Dawson on for Mido at 3-2 and I thought he played like a hero, they hit a lot of long balls in but he's very good in the air and defended well. I was happy for Robbie to score. Everyone loves him. There is no difference between Mido, Robbie and Jermain; I just want Spurs to win.