Ange content with derby draw

Brian Jeeves

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – London Stadium – Reaction

West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Ange Postecoglou tended to agree with his opposite number, David Moyes, that a share of the Premier League spoils was the right outcome following a largely scruffy derby at the London Stadium.

Brennan Johnson’s early goal was cancelled out by Kurt Zouma: “I thought for the most part we controlled the game pretty well,” Postecoglou explained. 

“It’s a tough place to come and they’re a big strong team, they sit deep and make it difficult for you. 

“You know you’re going to have to be fairly calm in your approach and also really disciplined because they’re always a threat on the counterattack. I thought for the most part we handled that really well.”

The Spurs boss continued: “We obviously conceded from a set piece but we still handled the rest of the set pieces really well, considering they’re a big side and the delivery. 

“I thought we coped with it well. I thought we coped with their counterattacks fairly well. Just probably for us in their final third, we lacked a little clarity in thought, in our decision-making. 

“We got in some good areas and probably could have got some much better outcomes. I thought our general play was really good and I was really happy with it.”

Brian Jeeves