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Bruce - Spurs Were There For The Taking

Bruce - Spurs Were There For The Taking

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce is disappointed that Latics didn`t come away from White Hart Lane with all three points

Given the change to analyse the game Bruce was in a reflective mood when questioned yesterday about the visit to North London, he told reporters:

'I do feel we had a really fantastic chance to win, so we're a bit disappointed we took the wrong option in the final third too many times and didn't make the killer pass.

'Tottenham were there for the taking, and once we rode a spell in the second half when their fans got right behind them, there was only going to be one winner.

'We just needed to have more of a cutting edge when we were attacking. Unfortunately we didn't create enough chances to win the game.

'That said, no one ever seems to give us a chance of getting anything when we go to places like Spurs, so I'm not going to turn my nose up at a draw."


Bruce was delighted with the performance of the defence and he had special praise for Titus Bramble who conceded an own goal the previous week against Sunderland but bounced back with an assured performance, Bruce concluded:

'I thought Emmerson Boyce and Titus Bramble were terrific in the centre of defence, and Mario Melchiot was good too at right-back.

'And when Chris Kirkland did have something to do, his handling was impeccable.

'I don't remember Spurs getting past us too many times."


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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday September 23 2008
Time: 7:11AM

Comments

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Before the season started a point at Spurs would have been a good un, but agree with Bruce they were there for the taking, should have won
worbo
23/09/2008 07:14:00
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Oh please. Should have won - don't make me laugh. Spurs were woeful, but still a bit too much for Wigan.
Shannon
23/09/2008 08:26:00
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Well said Shannon - they are all jumping on the bandwagon now..
The Tailor
23/09/2008 08:31:00
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Maybe it's more a case of you needing to jump off the little-wigan-are-destined-for-the-drop-because-i'd-never-heard-of-them-until-recently bandwagon.
paul41
23/09/2008 11:26:00
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A bit too much for Wigan? You'd have 3 points if that was true. Don't get me wrong I'm sure Spurs won't be languishing at the bottom for long, but I expected a Wigan win and was disappointed with a point, not joining any bandwagon, expectations are higher this season. Glad you off-loaded chumpwonder?
yams
24/09/2008 12:24:00
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Good time to play Spurs but you're doing okay
Red Wimp
24/09/2008 23:20:00
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