Liverpool’s Premier League match against Mauricio Pochettino’s team stirred huge controversies in the football world, with some pundits saying Harry Kane’s 95th minute equalizer shouldn’t have happened while others say the visitors deserved two penalties at Anfiled but were awarded only one.
Kane, who scored his 100th goal for Spurs, had earlier hit a spot-kick straight at Loris Karius before maximizing the second chance.
Image: Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino admits a point from the game enhances their Champions League qualification hopes, but has a lot to say about the controversial events that helped them fight back from a Mohamed Salah double.
Speaking at a press briefing, Pochettino said: “It was an amazing game and I think we played so well.”
The team got 69% possession and 13-9 efforts at goal, a stat which proves the team deserves commendations.
“It was unbelievable in the way we showed such character because when we conceded the second goal it was tough, right at the end of the game, yet we had the belief to keep going until the end,” adds the 45-year-old.
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Pochettino, a former Argentina international footballer who played as a center-back, said Liverpool’s first goal dampened their spirits, adding that the hosts’ proficient counter attacks made it hard to react on time.
He also praised Victor Wanyama’s stunning goal against The Reds saying, “What a goal! It was an amazing goal and that helped us to believe and the team to achieve the result we wanted. It’s good for his confidence and belief. I’m very happy for him.”
He added, “We were unlucky to concede a goal in the first action in the first few minutes and it was difficult to react against a team like Liverpool who love to play on the counter-attack. We were fantastic and I congratulate the players.”