Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal is one of the fiercest and most famous derbies in English football, dubbed the North London Derby.
The eagerly-anticipated clashes rarely fail to live up to the hype, with this season’s recent grudge match include.
Spurs managed to travel away from home to the Emirates and take a 2-0 lead just before half time. Arsenal then managed to grab a goal back either side of the break to make it 2-2, before having a winner chalked off for offside towards the end of the match.
The North London Derby is the chance for Spurs and Arsenal players to write themselves into the history books, with Harry Kane, Rafa Van der Vaart, and Danny Rose jumping out as recent examples.
Arsenal star, Hector Bellerin, has now revealed exactly why he hates Tottenham in an interview with comedian Romesh Ranganathan.
The latter posed the idea that many people thought the NLD would lose its edge as the foreign players wouldn’t understand the spirit and history of the rivalry.
Bellerin replied (Guardian): “I used to love Thierry [Henry] and I’ve always loved the kits because I used to play as Arsenal on the PlayStation. So, when I signed for them, I already had a connection.
“I don’t hate Tottenham because they told me to hate them. I hate them because I love Arsenal.”
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