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Spurs Boss: We Were Better Than Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he believes his side were better than Manchester United in the second half of their game on Sunday.

However, he also believes that while his side were better in the second period, a 0-0 draw was a fair result in the grand scheme of the game in the Premier League.

Man Utd bossed proceedings in the first half, creating chance after chance, but they were repeatedly denied by French international shot stopping supremo Hugo Lloris.

Spurs then came out of the dressing room recharged after the half time break, and provided the better attacking threat.

As a result, they could have won the game, and were arguably unlucky not to do so.

However, Pochettino believes that a draw was a fair result at the end of the 90 minutes.

Even so, the Argentine manager praised his side’s second half display, and the performance in general.

He said: “The second-half was very good and we played better than United but at the end, after 90 minutes, I think the result was fair.

“The most important thing is the feeling we got from the performance. The point is good but I think it’s better to get that feeling from today because the team had a very good performance.

“Our fitness level was very good and that showed we’re in a good moment.

“The idea was to believe in our skill and get the three points but we showed that we were solid. We made a big effort and for that, congratulations to the players.

“We need to keep this feeling and this momentum because we have a lot of games ahead and the next game is tough.”

Pochettino Reveals Spurs January Transfer Plans

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer plans going into the January transfer window, with the manager admitting that he is not particularly bothered about signing another player.

Despite the north London club’s struggles in the Premier League thus far this season, with Spurs a significant distance behind the Champions League places, Pochettino has claimed that he is happy with the make up of his squad as it stands.

This will come as something of a blow to Spurs fans, who will have been expecting, at the least, the addition of a striker to make up for a lack of options in the squad going into the winter window.

While this could be a bluff from Pochettino, it could also speak for the fact that he will not be backed in the transfer market by the club’s ownership.

By way of contrast, their north London rivals Arsenal are expected to spend heavily in January to improve their options.

“January is not about whether we sign a player or not. I am happy with my squad,” Pochettino said.

“I never put pressure on the club to sign a player. As head coach I try to explain to the chairman and the sporting director my thoughts and after we decide together what is best for the club.”

Spurs Legend Believes Side Will Struggle To Finish In Top 4

Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King has declared that manager Mauricio Pochettino would be best off forgetting the possibility of ending the season in the top four, although he feels the former Southampton coach is the right man for the job, as reported by the Daily Star.

The ex-Spurs captain believes that the Argentinian manager requires the time that has rarely been afforded to former bosses at Spurs in order to turn the team around.

Chairman Daniel Levy has developed a reputation as something of a trigger happy boss, and last season saw him sack two managers.

Andres Villas Boas was dismissed after a series of new signings failed to blend, and his replacement, Tim Sherwood, had his contract terminated at the end of the season, having only been appointed shortly before Christmas.

Pochettino has had a mixed start to his time at White Hart Lane, but there are reasons to be positive about his side’s displays thus far this season.

King, 34, said: “It is going to be tough to finish in the top four this season.

“There’s going to be six or seven teams thinking they’ve got a chance of the top four.

“We are one of them but a lot of things would have to go right for us this season.

“It will be difficult this season but long-term we have the right manager.

“I’m sure he’ll still want to bring in one or two players.

“It is going to take a little bit of time for him to get his thoughts and methods across. But we’re confident he is the right man.”