‘We probably even deserved the three points’ – City defender so frustrated to lose at Spurs

Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich applauds the traveling support at the end of the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
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Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich applauds the traveling support at the end of the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Christoph Zimmermann bemoaned Norwich City’s bad luck after leaving Tottenham disappointed to not take at least a point from Jose Mourinho’s team.

The Canaries cancelled out Dele Alli's first half opener when Teemu Pukki converted a penalty in the 70th minute, with Pukki, Lukas Rupp and Todd Cantwell all having good chances for the visitors.

However, Zimmermann looked to have denied an Alli shot in the 78th minute, only to see the ball loop perfectly to Heung-Min Son at the back post, allowing the South Korean star to nod in a winner.

"I think everyone had the feeling that we probably even deserved the three points," said the German defender after the 2-1 loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"The first 15 minutes, Spurs were better, I have to say, and I would say we were probably quite happy to be drawing after 15 minutes but I think from then we managed to build up the game better, to keep possession and get more control over the game.

"We created some good chances in the first half and in terms of the chances, it was probably the same in terms of quality for them as for us, but unfortunately they used one and we didn't.

"The second half we played really well, we were on the front foot, the game was more or less in their half and it looked to me like a power-play, that was the feeling on the pitch.

"We were going forward, we were trying to make things happen and whenever they had the ball we won it back quite quickly, I think we dominated them well and deserved to equalise.

"Then obviously, in the position we are in, we tried to go for three points and I think we even had chances after we scored as well."

With West Ham losing 4-1 at Leicester the defeat at least only meant that City remain six points from safety, ahead of FA Cup action at Burnley on Saturday.

However, the deciding goal which allowed Son to take all three points left Zimmermann extremely frustrated with City's bad fortune.

He added: "If you see how we concede the second goal, that sums up everything to me, no analysis needed. You see that ball, it can drop anywhere but there.

"If it's closer then Tim (Krul) gets it, if it's further away it's going out for a corner kick. It was tough to take."

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