English Premiership

What they said: Sunderland v Spurs

2014-09-15 10:05
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Cape Town - Spurs' Danny Rose admitted that his side's draw felt like a loss after a late own goal helped Sunderland to a share of the spoils.

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur

After spending time on loan at the Black Cats last season, Danny Rose felt it was a case of two points lost and not one gained after Spurs let it slip against Sunderland.

“We’re all disappointed, the lads, the gaffer, all the staff,” said Rose on the club's website.

“You can sense something like that happening when you are on the pitch and you don’t take your chances.

“The response from the Liverpool game was brilliant. I don’t think anyone could argue with that. We played well, controlled the game, created chances and hit the woodwork twice but we didn’t finish it off and we were punished.

“It’s two points dropped and in a way, it even feels like a defeat. As I said, we’re all bitterly disappointed.”

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, speaking to safc.com, was understably delighted with the spirit shown by his side.

“It was an incredible game of football and it was a magnificent start for the fans, although I’m not sure it was the same for the managers.

“It was a key moment when Adam Johnson equalised straight away after the Spurs goal because if it is 1-0 for a long time it is a totally different game.”

“I think it was exciting to watch and I thought Spurs were very good today, they made it very difficult for us but we are a proper team and we try hard – we always go on and try to get something from the game.

“The most important part of today was that we fought back and got a point which is very good for us.”


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