Bruce bemoans Spurs draw
Steve Bruce was disappointed after Wigan's goalless draw at Spurs but praised his defence.
By Laura Slatcher
Last Updated: 21/09/08 7:26pm
Wigan manager Steve Bruce was left disappointed after his side played out a goalless draw at Tottenham on Sunday.
The Latics are now unbeaten in four games in all competitions and Bruce held particular regard for his defence after their clean sheet away at White Hart Lane.
Titus Bramble and Emmerson Boyce were impressive for Wigan and Bruce believes their form could be crucial to their season.
"He (Bramble) was fantastic today," said Bruce. "Him and Boyce, and the goalkeeper (Chris Kirkland).
"We came here and didn't really have that much to deal with. They didn't create much against us because of the form of Titus and Boyce.
"Boyce is a bit of an unsung hero alongside him, he does his job week in, week out. If they can keep playing like that I'll be pleased."
Paul Scharner came closest for Wigan, his long-range effort forcing Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes into an outstretched save to tip it wide.
Tottenham were denied a penalty after 64 minutes when substitute Aaron Lennon was sent to the ground by Maynor Figueroa.
Bruce believes Spurs would have needed some luck to be given the penalty and is disappointed that his side could not capitalise on some decent possession.
"I'd have to see it on TV to tell you what I think, it was too far away from us," added Bruce.
"From where I was looking he seemed to be looking for it a bit. I think you need a bit of luck to get one like that.
"I detected towards the end that we were a little disappointed because if anyone was going to score and win the game it was going to be us.
"We missed the pass or took the wrong option when there were gaping holes everywhere which you would expect when Tottenham are trying to win the game."