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Tottenham coach pleased with Leverkusen draw despite missed chances

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 00:34

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is satisfied with his team's performance in the 0-0 Champions League draw despite plenty of missed chances.

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SHOWS: LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY (OCTOBER 18, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR COACH, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, SAYING: "I think in the first half we were better and in the second half they were better than us. Some brilliant saves from our keeper I think kept us in the game. A strong point, we need to feel pleased for the point because in the end when you analyse the game I think the point is important for us. We need to be happy with that." STORY: Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham Hotspur fought out a goalless draw in their Champions League Group E match on Tuesday (October 18), with each team missing golden chances in an entertaining encounter. Despite lost opportunities, the coaches of both teams said they were pleased with their players' performances. The visitors were in control of the first half, hitting the woodwork through Vincent Janssen, while Leverkusen were in complete command after the break, squandering half a dozen scoring opportunities. Tottenham had keeper Hugo Lloris to thank after he repeatedly came to the rescue in the second half, including saving a Javier Hernandez effort on the line. "Some brilliant saves from our keeper I think kept us in the game. A strong point, we need to feel pleased for the point because in the end when you analyse the game I think the point is important for us. We need to be happy with that," Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino told reporters in Leverkusen after the match. The result leaves Tottenham on four points, one behind AS Monaco, who drew 1-1 at CSKA Moscow. Leverkusen are third on three, having yet to win a game, with the Russians last, a point behind.

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Tottenham coach pleased with Leverkusen draw despite missed chances

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 00:34