Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho declared his love for goal-line technology despite his side’s agonising draw against Watford
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho remains a fan of goal-line technology despite seeing his side go within 10 millimetres of a win against Watford on Saturday.
Spurs forward Erik Lamela saw his goal-bound flick cleared at the last possible moment by substitute Ignacio Pussetto on his debut.
Mourinho was asked what he thought of the decision after the game finished 0-0, but remained positive over the eventual call.
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He told Match of the Day: "We played very well. We started the game without a striker but with lots of offensive players.
“We had the control of the game, especially in the first half, We arrived in dangerous positions, we created chances but we did not manage to score.
“I am happy with how we played, our commitment. I think the result is unfair, I think it would have been more unfair if we lost.
“We are not good at adapting to this style of football. We were quite difficult to play."
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The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was then asked about VAR, before outlining his support of the goal-line cameras.
He added: ”They did not discuss that one that should have been a penalty and then they looked at one that was clearly not.
“That’s also alongside the red cards that should have been. Very bad decisions. I love goal-line technology, I respect that."
The draw, which included Troy Deeney seeing a penalty saved by Paulo Gazzaniga, leaves Tottenham seventh in the table and eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea.
Mourinho also said: "Tottenham's performance was good. We started very well.
“We were very dominant in the first half until they did what they always do – they had that period were they started winning more second balls, put more balls into the box and had one or two set plays.
“It's impossible to always dominate them. In the second half the game was more 50-50.
"We tried with the ammunition we have in the last period to bring more energy, more vision and more quality with [Christian] Eriksen and were a few millimetres from wining the match.”
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