Manchester United and Tottenham played out a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.
However, for Spurs, they were missing a number of key players due to injuries and illnesses, as well as the absence of captain Son Heung-Min, who was with his nation at the ongoing Asian Cup.
Speaking about his side’s performance against Manchester United, Ange Postecoglou said: “Kulusevski struggled all week, he was desperate to play, Skippy [Oliver Skipp, Destiny [Udogie], two or three others struggled this week.
“Doesn’t matter, these guys don’t make excuses. If we didn’t play well today they wouldn’t want me to make excuses.
“When you consider guys who haven’t played in a while, Timo [Werner] has had two training sessions with us, even Rodrigo and Skippy haven’t started games in a while, enormous effort from the lads.”
“Romero is two weeks ahead of schedule,” said Postecoglou went on.
“The thing about this group, Bentancur was similar, put aside their own personal well-being to help the team.
“Coming to a difficult place, United are in transition but still a brilliant football team, front three are a threat. Testament to their character.
“I thought it was an outstanding performance. Difficult place to come and play, big game for United as well.
“Go down pretty early but this group of players when they deal with adversity do it in an outstanding manner. Couldn’t be prouder. Unlucky not to win the game, irrespective, performance and effort was first rate.”