Jose Mourinho admitted he was ‘pissed off’ together with his Tottenham staff after they succumbed to a 2-2 draw with struggling Newcastle.
Arsenal loanee Joe Willock got here off the bench at hand the Magpies a Premier League lifeline as they fought again to grab a draw with the guests.
Harry Kane’s double seemed to have handed Spurs a sixth win at St James’ Park in seven visits when he struck twice inside 4 first-half minutes after Joelinton’s opener together with his 28th and 29th objectives of the season.
Nevertheless, Steve Bruce’s beleaguered facet turned in a gritty show which was rewarded when, seconds after Kane had hit the submit, Arsenal loanee Willock smashed house an 85th-minute equaliser to assert a 2-2 draw and some extent which may show essential within the struggle for top-flight survival.
Conversely, it means West Ham United can leapfrog Tottenham with a win over Newcastle on Monday night and push the north London outfit down into sixth.
With eight video games remaining earlier than the tip of the season and the race for the Champions League nonetheless very a lot alive, Mourinho is all too conscious how necessary selecting up factors is earlier than the tip of the season.
“I’m pissed off,” the Portuguese instructed BBC Radio 5 Reside after the match. “We would have liked to win the match and we got here to win.
“We weren’t removed from profitable it however, on the identical time, we created some instability on the sport with so many particular person defensive errors that we made.
“We at all times gave Newcastle an opportunity to be within the recreation.
“After all, we had the most important probability of the sport to make it 3-1 and kill it, then we concede a recreation the following minute.”
When it was then put to Mourinho that his sides previously have often been good at holding on to leads, he replied: “Similar coach, totally different gamers.”
He then added: “We work effectively, we work arduous.
“However there are errors which I most likely shouldn’t even name errors as a result of they’re associated to qualities that gamers have.
“Wanting on the second purpose, it’s simple to grasp as a result of there’s three totally different moments – the cross, the ball on the far submit the place they gained it, after which the ball within the face of the purpose the place our two centre-backs had been in place. You possibly can analyse it simply.”