Potter: We deserved something

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Head coach reflects on a frustrating Premier League defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

By Charlie Hanson • 01 November 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter felt his side deserved something from the game at Tottenham.

Graham Potter felt Albion deserved some reward for a battling performance against Spurs. 

Albion slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium despite a first senior goal for Tariq Lamptey. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion celebrate Tariq Lamptey's equaliser against Tottenham.

The defender cancelled out Harry Kane’s first-half penalty before substitute Gareth Bale headed in the winner for Tottenham. 

Potter said, “We deserved at least a point – we played well in big periods of the game, we pushed Tottenham all the way.

“I am really disappointed with the result, but there are a lot of positives in terms of our performance, the effort and the quality we showed on the pitch. The fine margins that you need don’t always go your way.


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Potter's Spurs verdict

“Up until their second goal I thought we were really pushing them. But that’s the Premier League, they bring on Gareth Bale and he can make the difference.”

Potter was asked about Lamptey’s first Albion goal.

“It’s nice for him, but I am sure that he wanted to be on the winning side. He’s a team player and he won’t see it as about him and his personal goal.

“We are happy with his performance and he will get better and better. He has got that ability to threaten in the final third – whether that’s with assists or winning penalties or trying to score.”

A controversial night saw Spurs given a penalty and Albion denied one when Leandro Trossard appeared to have been fouled by Matt Doherty in the first half.

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard appeared to be fouled by Matt Doherty in the box in the first half.

Potter added, “I am a bit confused by everything to be honest! It could even have been a foul in the build-up to our goal. I am a bit confused about our penalty appeal as well, but that’s how it is at the moment.

“We came up against a top team who are in a really good moment, but we have pushed and pushed and put in a lot of effort, but not enough tonight. We have to refocus and get ready for the next match.”