Guglielmo Vicario says the Tottenham players can keep their heads held high despite falling to a 4-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday.
Despite losing the big London derby at home, Spurs have seemingly received more accolades from pundits than their opponents.
Many were in utter disbelief at the way that the Lilywhites approached the final 35 minutes of the game despite being down to nine men (Sky Sports).
Rather than sitting deep and trying to pinch a goal on the counter-attack, Tottenham played a very high backline in an attempt to squeeze play and catch their opponents offside and continued to try to create opportunities.
The 4-1 scoreline does Spurs a massive disservice as they were right in the game until injury time and came close on a couple of occasions to get an equaliser before the away side scored two late goals.
The players received a standing ovation from the home fans after the final whistle, and Vicario remarked that every single one of his teammates showed tremendous mental strength on Monday.
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The Tottenham number one, who made some spectacular saves on the night, told Spurs Play: ”We have to be proud of everyone. Big effort by Pierre, big effort by Eric, by everyone who goes inside.
”Skippy, Rodri, Eme – it was not easy to manage the situation or change so many roles. But we have a big mentality. We can’t go over this kind of situation, we have to be proud of ourselves tonight and then we have to go again.”
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The likes of Skipp, Dier and Emerson deserve special praise for the way they dug in and the character they showed when called upon, particularly given that they had hardly played any football so far this season.