‘We’re disappointed, which is good’ - Pierre on Palace
Mon 14 December 2020, 13:25|Tottenham Hotspur
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg painted a picture of 'a bit of disappointment' in the dressing room after our 1-1 draw at Palace - and he was pleased to see it.
The midfielder took it as a ‘good sign’ that the players weren’t happy after Palace hauled us in after leading for the best part of an hour as it ended 1-1 at Selhurst Park.
Harry Kane fired us into the lead on 23 minutes and we were denied further reward by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita by the break. The home side pegged us back in the second half and levelled when Jeffrey Schlupp pounced on a loose ball from Eberechi Eze’s free-kick on 81 minutes. Guaita prevailed again late on to keep out Harry’s header and Eric Dier’s free-kick, an effort destined for the top corner.
Pierre told us: “If you could see the dressing room after the game, you would see it’s a feeling of a bit of disappointment, which is good. It shows we are competing, and we want to compete and win every game. I think it’s a good sign that we’re not happy with a 1-1 draw here.
“We let the small details, the small moments, go into their hands. You know sometimes small things together create one big thing. Maybe that happened today. Okay, Palace have a physical presence around the box, they have good individual players and they are not easy to play against.
“Again though, we’re in a good moment and we have to keep going. We can’t let it slip away or get out of balance. We look forward to Wednesday (Liverpool at Anfield, 8pm), then Sunday (Leicester at home, 2.15pm) and the game after that. Right now, it’s about living in the present, taking it game by game.
"We’re not happy with the 1-1, but it’s okay, it gives us fuel for Wednesday and we are ready to go again.”