Jose's verdict on Norwich
Sat 28 December 2019, 20:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho left Carrow Road with an overwhelming sense of frustration after our 2-2 draw against Norwich City on Saturday.
We started well, fell behind, conceded a second ruled out by VAR and trailed at half-time but the game looked there for the taking when Christian Eriksen curled home a free-kick to equalise 10 minutes into the second half.
On top at that point and with an attacking line-up looking dangerous, we conceded an own goal to hand the lead back to Norwich just after the hour.
Undeterred, we pushed on, found a second equaliser when Harry Kane was upended and converted from the penalty spot and tried everything to find the winner, but it wasn’t to be.
“It’s a bit deja-vu,” said Jose. “We played so well, we created, we played beautiful football, we scored goals and we conceded goals that are difficult to digest. We started the game so well, so dominant, good chances.
“I remember clearly Sessegnon’s shot blocked, Dele facing the goalkeeper over the bar, then we conceded a really bad goal. Then we conceded a really bad second goal that was offside.
“We go to the second half and we take all the possible risks you can take. The team accepts that, accepts the responsibility, we scored and had 30 minutes to win – and then the second goal comes.
“A team with a normal soul would die in that moment, but that didn’t happen to us. We kept playing, I think we played even better, great spirit, great intensity, incredible effort, really good.
“The second goal came, and we still had 15 minutes to play. We tried everything. Lamela and Lucas a little bit more fresh than the others, Harry and Dele amazing in their effort. Eriksen and Ndombele, I thought they were phenomenal, for 90 minutes they played so, so well.
“We tried to win, they tried to draw and it was a draw, very frustrating for us to create so much, and to concede with so little.”