Three down after half an hour, plus a missed penalty, what was Tim Sherwood’s reaction to Tottenham’s performance at West Bromwich Albion as Spurs earned a point from Christian Eriksen’s late goal?
Tottenham’s recovery from being three down in the first half saved manager Tim Sherwood from having another rant in the media. He said that the overall feeling among the players and staff was one of disappointment that with the second half performance they hadn’t managed to win at the Hawthorns. Speaking to @SpursOfficial, Sherwood said,
After such a poor start and going 3 – 0 down, we’re all disappointed not to have come away with the three points.
Speaking of Tottenham’s appalling start to the game, he told BBC Sport,
It was crazy. We might as well put 1 – 0 up on scoreboard before we start.
He then went on to say,
Reflecting on the better moments from the first period, @SpursOfficial reported Sherwood saying,
At 3 – 0, I thought we were going to win the game. We totally dominated.
We had chances in the 1st half, we were opening them up and we had belief at half-time, we told them ‘relax, and the chances will come’.
@HotspurRelated reported Sherwood’s comment on Spurs’ defensive display,
We totally dominated this football match. I’m trying to think of as many excuses for our defending, which was horrendous.
Turning to the second half comeback, Sherwood said in the BBC Sport post-match interview,
They never had a shot on goal in the second half Hugo Lloris was getting frostbite out there.
On the late equalising goal by Christian Eriksen in additional time the manager said on the club’s Twitter account,
As soon as Christian cut inside, there was only one thing catching the ball – the net.
Speaking to the Spurs web-site, He said,
It was thoroughly deserved, in my opinion.
As always the manager acknowledged the support of the travelling fans, saying on the BBC Sport website,
I thought our supporters got us back in game. They never left us, they are knowledgeable and knew we were battering West Brom.
@HotspurRelated reported the further comment,
The fans know I am with them, all I want is the best for this football club.
The final comment on the BBC website referred to the expectations at the club and his own position. He remarked,
Expectations to be challenging for Champions League are too great. I am proud to be the manager of this great football club and long may it continue.