Clint Dempsey says he was glad to get some more game time for Tottenham in the Europa League, though the forward was frustrated that he came so close to scoring and missed out.
Dempsey was ruled offside as he found the back of the net for Spurs last night in a close decision by the ref, and the game ultimately ended in a disappointing 0-0 at White Hart Lane, with the club now having to travel to Rome to face Lazio again in front of a very tough crowd.
And the former Fulham man, who is still finding his feet at Tottenham after a deadline day move, said that he's getting closer to fitting into the fold in north London with the more game experience he builds.
"It's good to be getting games," he told Sky Sports. "I'm trying to create chances or trying to get on the end of things, I can play in other positions.
"They were tough to break down, they set out to defend and played for the counter.
"We had some good chances and were unlucky not to get a goal."
Dempsey was particularly frustrated by the offside call, with the 29 year old sure he had scored as the ball hit the back of the net.
"I thought I was level with the line, it was a good ball from [Gareth] Bale and as it went in I thought I'd opened my account but it was waved offside," he explained.
"That's the way it goes sometimes, they defended well, set up to counter attack and were tough to break down."
Steven Caulker was also penalised after thinking he had scored in the match, with a goal for the defender disallowed as he pushed his marker.
And though he was disappointed at not clocking up a goal on the night, Caulker was pleased at keeping the opposition from scoring as well.
"I thought it was a little harsh but I haven't seen the replay yet," he said. "I'm glad to keep a clean sheet and I think we'll go forward in the next game.
"They're one of the stronger sides in the group so we're pleased with the point.
"We set out to win but we'll rebuild and go again."
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