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Tottenham boss Mourinho: We deserved to beat Watford

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists they deserved victory after drawing 0-0 at Watford on Saturday.

Troy Deeney saw his spot-kick saved, but the Hornets extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven matches.

Paulo Gazzaniga dived low to his right to deny the Watford captain following Jan Vertonghen's handball in the second half.

But Mourinho told BT Sport afterwards: "I think we deserved to win this match. To lose would have been too harsh on the boys."

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster saved from Nathaniel Chalobah and Lucas Moura before half-time to thwart Spurs, who have now gone four league games without a win.

"The result is unfair. I think it would have been more unfair if we lost," added Mourinho, whose side have now gone four matches without a win.

"We had the control of the game, especially in the first half. We arrived in dangerous positions. We created chances but we did not manage to score."

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