Mauricio Pochettino proud of 'brave' Spurs after Watford draw
Last Updated: 02/12/17 6:50pm
Mauricio Pochettino was proud of "brave" Spurs after they played more than 40 minutes of their 1-1 draw against Watford with 10 men
Spurs are now without a win in four Premier League games and fell behind to Christian Kabasele's 13th-minute header before Heung-Min Son restored parity with a simple finish on 24 minutes.
But their bid to close the gap on the top four was stymied when Davinson Sanchez was shown a straight red card for a high arm on Richarlison on 52 minutes.
However, Pochettino was pleased with his side's response to going a man down as they continued to press for a much-needed win.
"It's a difficult feeling to play more than 40 minutes with 10 men," he said.
"We did well because we did not concede chances. We were brave and we tried to go forward. The performance was very good under the circumstances."
Pochettino refused to talk about the red card shown to Sanchez, preferring instead to focus on the positives of the performance, especially after the disappointing display in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester in midweek.
"I'm not going to talk about if it was or not a red card," he added. "Only that it is difficult to play with 10.
"We dominated the first half, we were much much better and then we conceded a goal with their first chance. But the team was always fighting and trying to win.
"I am happy with the performance. We wanted to win but under the circumstances I am happy.
"The team is alive, is fighting. We feel disappointed because we feel we deserve more points than we have, but that is football. We must take some positives from this period.
"We are calm. We want to win, but I think the team is in a good way."