Poch unhappy with Spurs show

28 January 2018 02:30:09 EST

Mauricio Pochettino has warned his Tottenham Hotspur players that they need to show more fight if they are to end a decade-long wait for trophy success.

The Spurs head coach was speaking after a late Harry Kane strike rescued a 1-1 draw away to League Two Newport County in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

I hope we have learned that we have to fight to win things.

Mauricio Pochettino

And Pochettino was far from impressed by what he witnessed at Rodney Parade, admitting that his side had come close to becoming the victims of a huge giantkilling.

He told reporters: "It's easy to say we want win trophies, but we missed a massive opportunity to show we wanted it. I hope we have learned that we have to fight to win things.

"We need to realise if we want to do something special, we can't miss the opportunity.

"Why did we have to wait until the end of the game to fight? If you fight from the beginning of the game you can show your quality.

"I am relieved to be going away with a draw, they were superb, full credit to them. We started to play and grow in the second half, but we are happy we have a replay and to stay in the competition."

Tottenham return to Premier League action on Wednesday evening, when they play host to Manchester United at Wembley.

The meeting of the two sides at Old Trafford in late October ended 1-0 to the Red Devils, who are 11/5 to win again on Wednesday.

A 1-1 draw is priced at 11/2, while Spurs are available at 2/5 to secure a top-four finish come the end of the season.

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