Bond hails battling point

Assistant boss pleased with Spurs defensive display

Kevin Bond: Saw his side draw with Kenny Dalglish's team at Anfield

Assistant boss Kevin Bond thought Spurs earned a hard-fought point after holding Liverpool at Anfield.

Spurs mounted a fine defensive display to deny the Reds, while Gareth Bale had the best chance of the night after being played in one-on-one late on but shot straight at Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina.

Afterwards Bond, deputising for boss Harry Redknapp, who could not get to the game due to technical problems with his aircraft, praised the Londoners.

He told Sky Sports: "I thought it was a good point won. They made us defend, especially late in the second half and the lads defended really, really well.

"We didn't create as many chances as we'd like to, to be honest but then I think we had the best chance of the match.

"From where we were initially it looked offside, but when the linesman kept his flag down it turned out to be the best chance of the game.

"But it wasn't to be and it was a hard fought point for us in the end, a real dig in performance."