Five Takeaways: Tottenham Remain Unbeaten with a Win
- Author: Marlene Weaver Nov 21, 2016,
Nov 21, 2016, 11:54
Nov 19 First there was Harry Winks, then Harry Kane, as Tottenham Hotspur sprang a 3-2 comeback win over West Ham United that would have done justice to Harry Houdini.
It was certainly Harrys' game, twice over, with Winks capping a dream week with his first Premier League goal on his first start, five days after making his England under-21 debut in the 3-2 defeat to France. The former Newcastle striker argued that "but for the first 10 or fifteen minutes, the first few minutes of the second half and the last few minutes when they won the game, I didn't think they played well at all".
"It was important to us to recover that feeling that you only get with winning games".
"It wasn't ideal to have Harry on the pitch for 96 minutes, that's true, but it's hard to take him off when you need to win the game". Pochettino said it was special for everybody involved: "It was a very emotional moment for him and for all of us".
Kane remains the first choice Harry at White Hart Lane, but if Winks builds on his first start it could be a case of the two Harrys show at Spurs.
But Spurs pulled level through Harry Winks in the 51st minute, before the Hammers then took the lead again from the penalty spot, as Manuel Lanzini slotted into the back of the net.
That misery deepened yet further during the six minutes of stoppage time after stand-in skipper Reid was sent off for a second booking.
"If we'd held on, we'd have got a good win for the team, moved up the table and moved on, but instead we made mistakes".
'That's what it is about, digging deep, fighting for each other and to get the three points is fantastic.
But when things looked like they were going well, a stupidly soft penalty gave West Ham the lead.
"The red card is another blow for us because Winston was really good today - excellent in anticipating the ball when they played through the middle".