James Maddison said he was proud of his Spurs teammates after the club snatched a stoppage-time win over Liverpool.
Spurs secured a dramatic 2-1 win over Liverpool in north London after Joel Matip’s 96th minute own goal settled a chaotic clash, one which had seen the visitors reduced to nine men after red cards for Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota.
Ange Postecoglou’s side looked set for frustration after Cody Gakpo had cancelled out Son Heung-min’s opener for Spurs, but Pedro Porro’s low cross was turned into his own goal by Matip to send Spurs up to second in the table.
“Doing it like that is the hard and the long way,” Maddison said to Sky Sports.
“That feeling is very rare, when we beat Sheffield United I said I hadn’t felt that in years. If you could bottle that you could sell it for millions and millions.
“We don’t like it easy do we? That is digging in, that’s character, and I’m proud of them.”
On the challenge of facing nine men, Maddison said: “You wouldn’t really practice it that much. It actually becomes probably more difficult. Liverpool are devastating counter attacking on the break, their philosophy 11v10 doesn’t really change.
“We know 11v10 their strengths are still there. I’m a bit of a fuzzy head at the minute”
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