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Instant Reactions - Tottenham v Crystal Palace (5/11/17)

Instant Reactions - Tottenham v Crystal Palace (5/11/17)

Following today's clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Tottenham Hotspur hosted Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on Sunday November 5, with the hosts taking a one nil victory following a goal by Son Hueng-min.



Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sissoko, Winks (Dembele 45), Eriksen, Rose (Davies 90+2), Son Heung-min, Kane (Llorente 77).


Trippier, Nkoudou, Foyth, Whiteman.

Crystal Palace:

Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Sakho, Ward (Sako 76), Loftus-Cheek, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha.


Tomkins, Hennessey, McArthur, Souare, Puncheon, Riedewald.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino explained.

'I am so happy for the different players who came in, people like Paulo, who played fantastically well. He is an unbelievable option to have as a keeper and I am really happy for him and his family that he performed like that. It was a tough game for us after Wednesday. Palace were compact, narrow and played on the counter-attack. We had possession, but not many chances. They were fresh after one week to prepare for the game. We had a few problems after the Madrid game and that is why I am so happy with the victory. I am very pleased with an important three points.'

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson in his comparitive interview explained.

'Spurs' goal was a painful blow. We knew they would dominate possession with the quality they have but we worked hard to restrict them and they didn't have many shots to worry us. We had quite a few moments of our own at the other end so it was a bitter blow to lose 1-0. We caused them a good deal of problems: Zaha's chance and others we could have scored. When you don't take your chances, you run the risk of them scoring at the other end and that's what happened. I am pleased with how we went about our business. I can't ask much more of what the players are giving. They are not lacking belief but when you are playing Tottenham away, you need a bit of luck and we did not get it.'


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday November 5 2017
Time: 8:28PM

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