Defender admits Baggies had chances to win the game
IT may not have been right at the top of his birthday wish list, but Saturday’s point against Spurs was still a very welcome gift for Gareth McAuley.
The centre-back turned 36 on the same day a spirited and determined Albion fought back to earn a share of the spoils against a Tottenham side who haven’t suffered a Premier League defeat since the opening day of the season.
G’Mac admitted three points would’ve been the perfect present, but the Northern Ireland international was more than satisfied with both the result and the performance.
He said: “It would have been lovely to get all three points against Spurs on Saturday as a nice birthday present.
“Saying that thought we are happy with our point.
“Spurs are a very good side and they have only lost once all season.
“We showed a lot of belief in the way that we played and I think it was one of the best performances we have had in a while.
“The conditions were very difficult with the ball holding up in the air and moving around a fair bit.
“We used that to our advantage in the second-half and we were able to get up behind the ball.
“We had a few decent chances and we could have won it.
“The one save from Lloris to deny Jonas was one of the best things I have seen in real life up close.”