Jol delight at win
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martin Jol was pleased to see his Spurs side claim all three points at Middlesbrough.
Martin Jol was pleased to see his Tottenham side claim all three points at Middlesbrough and he handed out particular praise to goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
Spurs were cruising at 2-0 with goals from Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.
But then Mark Viduka pulled one back and Robinson pulled off a stunning save before Keane added another, and Emanuel Pogatetz added a late consolation.
"After 2-0 I thought this could be easy day for us, but then they came back and we lost control and we scored the third which was good, and then they scored for 3-2 just before the end," Jol told Sky Sports.
"And at 2-1 Robinson saved us with an unbelievable save but that is what you need to win away matches."
Jol was delighted with his number one, adding: "He kept us in the game as it would have been 2-2, and that would have been very disappointing but that is why he is Paul Robinson."
The Spurs boss was particularly pleased with the opening 45 minutes from Spurs.
"I felt we did everything right," he said.
"Downing - one of the best crossers in the game, we kept him quiet with Hossam Ghaly, we broke well - Dimitar Berbatov was excellent and Robbie Keane, so we were very pleased with the first half."
Spurs are now in eighth as they chase a Uefa Cup spot and Jol insists everything is still to play for.
"As long as we get the results we are still in the fight," he said.
"My players don't want to play in the Inter-Toto, they want to play in the Uefa Cup."