Spurs efforts please Ramos

20 March 2008 08:10
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Juande Ramos was pleased with the battling qualities of his side, after they fought back to draw a thriller 4-4 with Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Spurs recovered from 3-1 down to dent the Blues' title hopes, with Robbie Keane netting a stunning fourth goal for the home side just two minutes from time. Ramos told the club's official website: "At 3-1 down in the second half against a side like Chelsea it's always going to be difficult, but the game was open and the team believed in its possibilities. "We had to push forward, there was a minimal risk towards our own goal so we pushed on looking for victory and could have scored a fifth goal right at the end. "It wasn't to be, but I'm very happy with the effort the team put in." Ramos also tried to play down the tackle by Ashley Cole on Alan Hutton shortly before half-time, which saw the England defender shown only a yellow card by referee Mike Riley. The Spaniard added: "The referee decided it was a yellow card, but we've seen tackles which were much less serious which have earned red cards, like Robbie Keane's this season. "But we have to respect the official's decisions on things like that."

Source: ESA