Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has reacted after West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini’s equaliser at the death “robbed” him two crucial points in a thrilling London derby on Sunday.
Mourinho’s men were in complete control in the first half and most of the second with sublime goals from Son Heung-min and a sensational Harry Kane brace.
However, Fabian Balbuena’s header in the 82nd minute and a Davinson Sanchez own goal (85th minute) set up a nervy finish.
Lanzini’s thunderbolt in the 94th minutesecured a glorious point for the visitors, putting a huge dampener on Gareth Bale’s Spurs return after seven years.
Mourinho said that luck played a big role in Sunday’s clash at the empty Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Kane and Bale had clear chances to kill the game.
“Giving credit to West Ham and try not to analyse our responsibilities on this result. It is easy for me to praise West Ham. They were losing 3-0 for the majority of the game. The game was controlled, they didn’t have chances and then late in the game, they score and increased their belief.
“They were lucky but maybe they deserved that luck. We were unlucky but maybe we deserved that.
“Harry Kane hit the post. It could be 4-0. Bale can score the fourth and kill it. Out of context, based on free-kicks and second balls, they found a style,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.