Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood feels that his side showed real spirit against West Ham in the second half of their 2-0 defeat at Upton Park earlier today.

Sherwood watched on as defender Younes Kaboul was shown a red card in the 25th minute before striker Harry Kane deflected an Andy Carroll header into the Tottenham net two minutes later.

West Ham then went 2-0 up when Stewart Downing struck home a free-kick. Tottenham rallied in the second period, but had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to thank for preventing them slipping to a heavier defeat.

"It was a spirited performance from the boys in the second half", Sherwood explained to the BBC.


"We had a few chances and if we had taken one of them it could have been an edgy finish", he continued.

"[Lloris] is so consistent with his performances. No matter what is going on around him he seems to just worry about his game and he is top class."

Tottenham remain in sixth spot in the Premier League and with a cushion of six points over Manchester United, who lost 1-0 at home to Sunderland.

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