Tottenham midfielder Clint Dempsey disagreed with referee Ovidiu Alin Hategan's decision to disallow his goal in Thursday's (Friday AEST) Europa League meeting with Lazio.
Remarkably, Spurs had three goals ruled out at White Hart Lane and had to settle for a goalless draw against
He told ITV: "I thought I was level with the line, it was a good ball from (
"That's the way it goes sometimes, they defended well, set up to counter-attack and were tough to break down.
"But we had some chances and were unlucky not to get the goal tonight."
Dempsey was a deadline-day capture from Tottenham's cross-city rival Fulham, and despite being denied the chance to register a first goal, the American is pleased with the way things are going.
"It's good to be getting games," he added.
"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."
He added: "I thought it was a little harsh but I haven't seen the replay yet.
"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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