Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has admitted to Spurs TV that the players made “individual errors” against West Ham United on Sunday.
North London outfit Tottenham failed to return to winning ways in the Premier League, as they drew 2-2 with the Hammers at White Hart Lane.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side actually had to come from two goals down to pick up the point, scoring the equaliser in the sixth minute of injury time through England Under-21 international striker Harry Kane.
Rose, who played for the entire 90 minutes of the encounter and scored in the 81st minute, was disappointed at conceding twice and underlined the reason why Spurs failed to win at home.
"We started okay but made individual errors - it's unlike us,” the 24-year-old full-back told Spurs TV.
“We were disappointed to go two down but to get a point from there is good. I was a bit lucky with the goal but we dug in and grabbed a point in the end.
"It's no coincidence that we get late goals. We don't want to be in that position but it's credit to the lads.”
As Rose highlighted after the match, the Tottenham players got dispossessed far more than they should have as the stats below show, although none of their errors actually led to a shot from West Ham.
|Error Lead To Shot||Dispossessed||Appearances||Mins Played|
One fact that Rose correctly points out is Tottenham having to come from behind and scoring late goals yet again.
Spurs have now won 13 points from the final five minutes of matches - a Premier League high.
While this shows how much determination and resilience the players have, it also exposes Tottenham’s ‘knack’ of conceding first.
It is worrying - or should be - for Pochettino. True, Tottenham could come from behind and rescue a point against West Ham, but against better teams in bigger games, they may not.