Instant Reactions - Southampton v Tottenham (21/1/18)
Following today's clash between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, here are the instant reactions from both managers.
Southampton hosted Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday January 21, with both sides playing out a one all draw.
The hosts took the lead in the 15th minute as Davison Sanchez was credited with an our goal as he deflected in Ryan Bertrand's low cross. The ever reliable Harry Kane had the visitors back on level terms three minutes later however as he showed again why he's the Premier League's leading goalscorer this season.
Southampton's run without victory extends to eleven games but Spurs miss the chance to move level with fourth placed Liverpool until their fixture on Monday.
McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina (Davis 80), Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg (Boufal 65), Tadic, Gabbiadini (Obafemi 82).
Redmond, Pied, Bednarek, Forster.
Vorm, Aurier (Trippier 72), Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele (Wanyama 85), Sissoko, Alli, Son Heung-min (Lamela 70), Kane.
Llorente, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters.
Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino explained.
'We have to continue in this way, the spirit and the commitment on the pitch was very good. Against these types of team you can lose in a minute, everything can change but we were there until the end. We are in trouble in the table but in three or four weeks it can change. Between 10 or 11 teams there are just a few points and that will stay the same. In Argentina we say that the job is the electric chair, it is not easy to stay in the seat. I don't worry about my job because I am happy doing the job. It is part of our life.'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino in his comparative interview explained.
'The game was even, we had more possession but we needed to be more aggressive and create more chances, The performance wasn't great but the pitch didn't help. You must give credit to the opponent, but I am not happy with our performance. We needed to move the ball quicker and create more, we made a lot of mistakes. The result is the result because football punishes us for not using the ball. It is temporary that Southampton are in the relegation zone, for sure they will push up the table. It is two points we are going to miss at the end of the season because it is so tough between six or seven teams.'