‘We were better than Arsenal in all aspects’ – Poch on the North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It was yet another thrilling North London Derby this afternoon, as third played fourth in the Premier League encounter.

Arsenal came into the game just four points behind Spurs, with a win able to take them to within a solitary point.

A win for Tottenham would help solidify their push for a top four place this season, guaranteeing Champions League in the new stadium next campaign.

Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring with Arsenal’s first meaningful attack after 16 minutes, a chance that came about after Davinson Sanchez made a key defensive error.

Spurs then bossed possession for the rest of the first half, but were unable to find a breakthrough, with Leno saving both the best chances from Eriksen and Sissoko.

Tottenham finally equalised late on in the second half, after Harry Kane was pushed to the ground in the box, converting the penalty himself.

Spurs then survived a late scare as Lloris saved Aubameyang’s late pen.

Poch claimed (Football London): “More than a draw? I think if you assess the game I think we were better than Arsenal in all the aspects, but of course in the way that it finished, with the penalty missing by Arsenal, and the action that we didn’t get after because it was a clear penalty on Harry Kane, from lose to win, maybe. I think it was a fantastic game, such an exciting game, great atmosphere with two teams who wanted to play and win the game. It’s always tough to play against Arsenal.

“It was tough because to concede after 15 minutes was tough for us. But of course I am so happy with the character, the personality and the way that in the end we played. It wasn’t great our performance, but it was very good to draw and then maybe deserve to win. After two defeats it was important today to build again our positive ways. We have a very difficult game on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund and arriving in a better condition than we arrived today is going to be key.”

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  1. I now know why all pundits slagged off Wenger for his blindness but i can’t fathom why not one pundit
    slags off Pochettino for his blindness and his total lack of knowledge of the game spuds were soundly beaten soundly battered, unfortunately and luckily for him the officials were just as blind and stupid. 4 points from 6 points versus that shower is not a bad return. tottingham day not far away again. bring on the V.A.R.


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