Arsenal’s actions angered players admits Spurs defender

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Dom Le Roy

Kieran Trippier has admitted that he was delighted with Tottenham Hotspur’s Carabao Cup victory against Arsenal due to the manner in which the Gunners had celebrated their previous win.

Following Tottenham’s 4-2 defeat in the Premier League at the Emirates earlier this month, the Arsenal players took to social media to post a wide range of content to celebrate the victory.

It ranged from selfies in the home changing room, to Rob Holding posting on Twitter in the style that Spurs had left the match as if it had been played the PlayStation verson of FIFA through to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette commentating over the match to the joy of the Woolwich fans.

However, Spurs got their revenge on Wednesday night with a 2-0 victory to knock their rivals out of the cup competition and regain the North London bragging rights.

The Spurs right-back admits that it hurt to see their rivals celebrate in such a manner and that it had angered the players going into the match in midweek.

Trippier told BBC Sport when asked about the win against Arsenal: “We’re delighted. Happy most of all because we were disappointed by the way in which we got beaten in the league and the way the Arsenal players celebrated after the game, it hurt us.”

He was asked if the opposition’s social media is something which players look at and if the celebrations hurt, to which the defender added: “Yeah, because you see it and you don’t like getting beat in any game. Especially when it is the derby and Arsenal have beat you, it hurts when you see the posts we were very angry so coming into the game we knew we had to win.

“It was a good performance to be fair, obviously Arsenal had their chances but on the night we were more clinical.”

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