Kuszczak vows to make amends
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tomasz Kuszczak says he will repay his team mates for his error against Spurs.
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says he will repay his team mates for his error that allowed Tottenham to steal all three points in their game on Monday.
The Pole's clearance was intercepted by Spurs striker Jermain Defoe who was then brought down by the keeper in the box as he tried to recover.
Robbie Keane slotted home the penalty to give the UEFA Champions League hopefuls a 2-1 win over Bryan Robson's men.
However, Spurs could have been well ahead before that time had it not been for a superlative performance from Kuszczak, who accepts the entire blame for not taking a point back to the Hawthorns.
"I appreciate that the team lost two points due to my mistake," Kuszczak told the Birmingham Mail.
"Unfortunately goalkeepers get punished for their mistakes more than other players. I've made very few errors in my career.
"Until the 88th minute I felt I'd played well but everyone remembers that one moment when it went wrong.
"It goes without saying that we were all devastated but not one person singled me out in the dressing room afterwards, I received total support.
"Every player is prone to making mistakes and I'm confident I have used my quota up for the rest of this season.
"I believe, apart from that one moment, I am in my best form and all I can do is concentrate on Saturday's match against Liverpool."