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Ange Postecoglou says Tottenham 'not the finished article' after being held by West Ham

Ange Postecoglou said his Tottenham side are a work in progress and "not the finished article" after Tuesday's 1-1 draw against West Ham United saw them squander more points in the Premier League's top-four race.

Spurs took an early lead through Brennan Johnson but were pegged back by a Kurt Zouma goal as it ended all square at the London Stadium.

The result kept Tottenham in fifth place, which may still be enough to seal a Champions League berth, two-points behind Aston Villa who take on title-chasing Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Spurs dominated possession but found chances few and far between, with Postecoglou noting that his side lacked "clarity of thought" in the final third.

“I thought for the most part we controlled the game pretty well,” said the Spurs boss.

“They are a big strong team. They sit deep and make it difficult for you. You have to be fairly calm in your approach but also really disciplined because they are a threat from the counter-attack.

“We conceded from a set-piece but the rest of the set-pieces we coped with really well. In the front third we lacked a bit of clarity of thought.

“But they are human beings, it is just football. I would love to have a joystick and put them where I want them, but it doesn’t work like that.

“Sometimes we have more time than we think. There were times when the ball was flashed across the box when we should have been in those areas.

“It is all part of the development. That is why we have coaches, why we develop a system. We are not the finished article and we know that.

“There was enough there tonight for me to say that it is a team still heading in the right direction.”

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