Tottenham were frustrated by a disciplined Swansea as they lost ground on their Premier League title rivals. They dominated every area of the pitch for the full 90 minutes, outshooting their visitors by almost a factor of four while registering eight shots on Lukasz Fabianski's goal.
"I am happy with the performance although it is another game we draw here at Wembley and that is no good". The Wembley jinx was finally broken with their 3-1 win against Dortmund, and Mauricio Pochettino being the canny operator that he is, will take tremendous confidence from that win.
"We need players with that motivation", said the Argentine.
The Spurs full-back has had a brilliant start to the season, scoring once, setting up two goals and keeping two clean sheets. Fabianski made his best stop shortly afterwards, flipping Kane's near-post header over the bar, but what looked likely to be a wild last 20 minutes for the away side turned into mere speculation on Tottenham's part. I thought the team was good, the effort was fantastic and the only disappointment was the result.
Tottenham thought they should have been awarded a penalty in the dying stages when Serge Aurier seemed to have been brought down inside the area by Jordan Ayew, but Mike Dean booked the full-back for handball. "I really want to contribute and I hope that I can score a lot of goals to help the club and meet our objectives".
"Me, I am here to play football, to win things with Spurs and to give my best for the team".
"After seeing the Swans beat Crystal Palace, I was not too anxious about Paul Clement's side getting dragged into the relegation battle this season - but any more complete non-performances like that would be a real cause for concern".
"In contrast, Swansea really struggled against Newcastle". They offered next to nothing going forwards bar a first-half glimmer when Tammy Abraham, leading the line with maturity, created an opening for Tom Carroll that Sissoko quickly snuffed out.