Positives, but praise can wait for Paulo
Mon 28 October 2019, 12:44|Tottenham Hotspur
Paulo Gazzaniga was in no mood to talk about his outstanding performance after we lost out at Anfield on Sunday.
The Argentine goalkeeper reeled off a string of top-class saves to keep Liverpool at bay – 12 in total – before he was finally beaten in the second half and the home side ran out 2-1 victors in a pulsating Premier League encounter.
Harry Kane headed us into the lead inside a minute and Paulo then led the rear-guard action as Liverpool piled forward, keeping out Virgil van Dijk, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino with a double save and then Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Firmino was denied twice in the second half before Liverpool levelled through Jordan Henderson and then took the lead via Salah’s penalty on 75 minutes. We pushed forward and created chances looking for an equaliser, but it wasn’t to be.
“At the end, the three points stay here and we’re all disappointed,” said Paulo. “We tried until the end and after it went to 2-1 we tried and tried, but again, we couldn’t take a point.
“Sonny hit the crossbar and maybe 2-0 could have changed the game, but again, we have to keep trying, keep working hard.
“There are things we need to work on but with a negative score, everything you see is negative but there are also a few positives. They won, so we have to look at ourselves, keep pushing ourselves, that’s the way.”
Asked if his performance was another step forward personally, Paulo responded: “We lost, so there’s not too much more to say.”