Spurs 0-0 Watford: Gazzaniga saves penalty, Mourinho asks for patience

Jose Mourinho in Press Conference after Tottenham Hotspur and Watford match
Jose Mourinho in Press Conference after Tottenham Hotspur and Watford match

Tottenham Hotspur stumbled against Watford for a goal-less draw which saw the London side to slip its Premier League table ranking this week. Spurs manager Jose Mourinho said that it was “unfair” his side returned from Vicarage Road without a win against resurgent Watford.

Troy Deeney’s spot-kick was saved, but the Watford extended their unbeaten run in the English Premier League to seven matches now. The Argentinian dived low to his right to thwart the Watford captain following Jan Vertonghen’s handball in the second half. But Mourinho told BT Sport after the match: “I think we deserved to win this match. To lose would have been too harsh on the boys.”

Watford goalie Ben Foster saved from Lucas Moura before half-time to deny Spurs, who is looking for its winning way for four games in a row now. “The result is unfair. I think it would have been more unfair if we lost,” added Mourinho. “We had control of the game, especially in the first half. We arrived in dangerous positions. We created chances, but we did not manage to score.”

Deeney had headed a goal scoring opportunity straight to Gazzaniga just before the halftime, while Abdoulaye Doucoure’s shot end into the side-net after the break. Watford brought Ignacio Pussetto, who made his debut for the club, denied an Erik Lamela effort off the goal-line in injury time.

Mourinho sounds satisfied with efforts

“We played very well. We started the game without a striker but with lots of offensive players. “I am happy with how we played, our commitment. “We are not good at adapting to this style of football. We were quite difficult to play in.”