Spurs survived a scare at the League Two outfit after falling behind to a Padraig Amond header in the first half, only for Harry Kane to spare their blushes with a close-range tap-in eight minutes from time. The team didn't really show that they wanted to go through to the next round.
- Spurs failed to beat a fourth-tier side in an FA Cup match for the first time since January 1996, when they drew away at Hereford United.
"I think that we were aware that the key to playing today was having the capacity to challenge them".
"If we want to go to the next step we need to be strong. But why wait until the end of the game to fight?" "The most important, from the beginning of the game, was to try to show more desire, or the same desire as them, the same motivation".
Kane, who scored twice against AFC Wimbledon in the last round, was predictably the man to break Newport's resistance, tapping in at the back post after Son had flicked on a corner.More news: Gronkowski listed as DNP with concussion
This time he had to introduce the South Korean from the bench, as well as bring on England midfielder Dele Alli, in order to turn the tide.
Mauricio Pochettino, in his attempt to alter the outcome of the match for his team made an early second-half change when we saw Son Heung-Min come on for Kyle Walker-Peters. "We can not use the pitch as an excuse, we need to look at us". We are going in the last few days to see if we can add players that add good quality.
"We lost every challenge in the first half, hard to play forward and always playing safe".
Three points on Newport 1-1 Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday evening.
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"I'm gutted if I'm honest because we conceded so late in the game", he told reporters.
"I could have been selfish and tried to be the hero and gone for it (a win) but I would never jeopardise the finances". But it's about in the next few days to see if we have some possibilities with some players'.
"It's incredible, I'm proud of everything we've achieved".
At every opportunity, they got the ball out wide and peppered the Tottenham box with crosses.
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"It's huge. It can save clubs, not just keep you ticking over".