North London outfit Spurs came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw with the Hammers at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday.
Cheikhou Kouyate put West Ham in the lead midway through the first half, and Diafra Sakho doubled the visitors’ advantage just past the hour mark.
However, Tottenham rallied back and halved the deficit through a Danny Rose strike from long range in the 81st minute.
Then in the sixth minute of injury time, England Under-21 international striker Harry Kane scored the equaliser when he slotted the ball home from close range after West Ham goalkeeper Adrian had saved his penalty.
Tottenham academy coach Allen was impressed with the players’ determination and character to dig deep, and told BBC Sport: "It's mighty harsh on West Ham but it is that man Harry Kane to the rescue. And it is never simple with Tottenham is it?…
”For 60 or 70 minutes West Ham did a real job on Tottenham. It looked as if Spurs had lost their way and it would be Hammers beating their bitter rivals once again.
“Their spirit was questioned, Mauricio Pochettino wanted an improvement, and for this group of players, that is like a victory. How important could that point be for Spurs come the end of the season?”
Tottenham have staged comebacks time and time again this season, and on Sunday they did it once more.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won 13 points from the final five minutes of matches - a Premier League high.
Spurs’ performance against West Ham left much to be desired, but the players did eventually salvage a point.
Although the Tottenham fans will be disappointed at the team’s failure to pick up all three points, the truth is that the North London outfit are very much in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
Just three points separate Spurs from fourth-placed Manchester United, and as Allen suggests, the point picked up against West Ham could prove to be very important.