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Pochettino: Spurs "were much better than Everton" despite draw

Nailed it, Poche.

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Mauricio Pochettino expressed his frustration with Tottenham Hotspur's scoreless draw against Everton at White Hart Lane on Saturday, saying in post-match comments that his club "was much better" than Everton.

"[I'm a] little bit [frustrated], because we created a lot of chances. I think that we were better than Everton. The Man of the Match: Tim Howard, I think, was good. Only, we didn't score, and in football you have to score to win the game.

[I was] happy with the performance, only a little bit disappointed to not score today.

In football, you need to be clinical, but it was a good performance from [Howard] and unlucky, a little bit unlucky, because we created the better chances. In the second half, I think we played much better than the first.  I think we were much better than Everton."

Spurs put together one of their best all-around performances of the season against Everton, and both players and supporters should feel a little hard-done by the final score. Harry Kane was one-on-one with Tim Howard at one point in the first half but was unable to ping the ball past the American keeper, and Dele Alli also had a mild penalty shout that was waved away by match official Mike Jones. Tottenham outshot the Toffees 20-8 and fired six shots on target to Everton's three, but was unable to best Howard and take the three points.

When asked about whether Spurs might continue to bring reinforcements before the close of the transfer window, Pochettino was cagey.

"Maybe, maybe yes. We have our target and I'm not going to give the names, but... maybe something will happen in a few days. But I'm very happy with our squad. Christian Eriksen is out and N'Jie, but I think we have a strong squad."

You can watch the full post-match comments courtesy of the BBC here.