'I need to': Brennan Johnson reveals what he has to do to keep Tottenham starting spot after West Ham draw

Brennan Johnson opened the scoring against West Ham United, with his fifth goal of the season.

Tottenham star Brennan Johnson says he just needs to listen to his manager and continue doing what he did against West Ham to keep his starting spot in the team. The Welsh forward started the game ahead of Dejan Kulusevski and opened the scoring before Kurt Zouma levelled up for the Hammers in the London derby on Tuesday night in east London.

The goal was Johnson's fifth since he signed from Nottingham Forest in the summer. He was also the one who set up Son Heung-min for the winner against Luton Town over the weekend and when asked if he was turning things around and now getting into the starting eleven, the 22-year-old said he just needed to keep his head up and do what his manager demanded.

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He told TNT Sports: "He demands that I run especially when we have a striker like Son who is not an out-and-out striker. The manager wants me to keep the line, and with Timo Werner doing that at the other end and holding his line I just need to run and obviously make similar runs.

"Obviously we are disappointed with the result today but we need to keep going and and look forward to the next one."

The 1-1 draw meant Ange Postecoglou's side remain two points off Aston Villa in fourth who take on Manchester City on Wednesday night. For West Ham United, David Moyes will have wanted a response from his team after the galling 4-3 defeat at Newcastle, having been two goals ahead with 15 minutes remaining. Despite the early goal conceded, his team delivered.