Tottenham Hotspurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may not have led his team to a winning start to the season as they played to a 1 – 1 draw with Everton on Saturday 13 August but he is happy with the overall show his players gave at Goodison Park.
Spurs fell to an early Ross Barkley goal but Erik Lamela equalized in the second half and in reflection of the result, the Argentine coach admitted it was always going to be tough being the first match of the season and after a faulty start, he was glad at the response given in the second half.
He lauded his new signings, Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama, both who had their debuts in the match and noted his satisfaction with the team’s overall show.
“The opening game is always difficult. In the second half we were much better and could have won it. Vincent Janssen is a different type of striker to Harry Kane and I was very happy with his performance. I think we leave here with a good feeling, excited for the season,”
“I’m very happy with Victor, his performance was great and so was the team’s,” he said.
A setback, however, saw the team’s keeper leave after 35 minutes with a hamstring injury that the manager declined to divulge much about.
We need to assess Hugo tomorrow. It’s impossible to say but it’s a hamstring injury,” he added.