Lord Sugar comments on Pedro Obiang goal v Tottenham Hotspur

Ross Houston
January 8, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur endured a night of frustration against London rivals West Ham United but were spared a shock defeat as Son Heung-min salvaged a 1-1 draw with a stunning late equaliser at Wembley on Thursday.

West Ham went ahead late on in the second half when Pedro Obiang scored a thunderbolt past a diving Hugo Lloris, leaving the France global goalkeeper no chance of stopping his effort.

He refused to condemn West Ham manager David Moyes for adopting such a defensive game plan.

The north Londoners are now three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the race to qualify for the Champions League via a top-four finish.

I think it's a foul - he gets the ball but he's endangering the opponent.

In his last nine games at Tottenham's temporary Wembley home for the season, Son has now been involved in 12 goals - scoring seven and providing five assists.

Obiang's shot was West Ham's first of the evening, in a match dominated by top four-chasing Tottenham, but Moyes believes that his players deserve huge praise as they had little time to devise a gameplan due to their packed schedule.

"I'm very pleased with the effort but very unhappy with the result", Pochettino said.

"I'm not anxious, we are in the middle of the season. I said it was a foul and Joe Cole didn't so we've all got different opinions". "You need luck to score".

In the FA Cup third round on Sunday, Tottenham and West Ham both face third-tier teams.

"I'm thrilled to come away with a point. I hadn't really seen him doing it in training yet".

"We have scored a goal and so have they, so they can have as many shots as they like".

"We are defending well which gives us a chance against the top teams. I have a good chance to play even better than this". "I couldn't tell you one way or the other", he said.

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