29 February 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Danny Rose revealed the players 'got a bit of telling off' at half-time on the way to a key 2-1 victory against Swansea.
Trailing 1-0 at the break, Nacer Chadli finally got the better of inspired goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on 70 minutes before Danny struck the winner seven minutes later, sparking memorable scenes in White Hart Lane.
The full-back saw a screamer tipped over just before Nacer's equalised as we knocked and knocked at Swansea's door - we ended up with 34 attempts at goal as Fabianski made 12 saves.
"It was an unbelievable three points," said Danny after his first goal of the season. "If we hadn’t won I would have felt really deflated because of the amount of chances we created - I haven’t witnessed a goalkeeping performance like that since I’ve been playing, Fabianski was brilliant.
"We got a bit of a telling off from the manager at half-time, saying we didn’t give them enough respect in the first 20 minutes and the attitude in the second half was brilliant."
Below: Danny speaks to Spurs TV
Tell us about your goal...
Danny: "I had a shot a few minutes before and perhaps I caught that too well, this one the first touch is okay and the shot is okay as well, but I hit it into the ground and it went through the bodies, maybe the goalkeeper didn’t see it until it was too late. We may need those sort of goals and we’ll see how crucial it is at the end of the season."
What went through your mind when it hit the back of the net?
Danny: "I just wanted to find my family and friends. I managed to score four goals last season and I wanted to try and build on that this season, I’ve not managed to do that, so it was a great occasion for me and I’m delighted with the three points."
The team showed great character to keep going...
Danny: "We created a lot of chances and didn’t give up. If we hadn’t have won the game, that would have been one positive, not giving up, but now it’s not how you play, it’s all about the three points. This is the business end of the season. I’ve been here a long time and I don’t think I’ve been in this position. It’s testing times at the minute and you find out how many characters you have in the squad. Since I’ve been here, I don’t think there has been a week like we’re about to have now with West Ham and the derby on Saturday. This sets us up nicely for West Ham and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it."