Wenger: Spurs loss a giant blow to Arsenal's top-four hopes

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"We are doing a fantastic job", Pochettino said afterwards.

"Overall, when you have two or three opportunities like we had in the final part of the game, you have to take your chances". We are in the battle.

Spurs, therefore, have a clean bill of health ahead of the game against the Gunners, but it remains to be seen if new signing Lucas Moura will be integrated into the side, having been ineligible to play against Newport.

He's got a very good point.

"I think it's important for the belief of the team, for the confidence".

He added: "Football is about trust, belief and confidence". It's disappointing that we struggled in the last five minutes as the game should have been settled."This team has created the mentality where we can dig in if we have to".

"We feel very proud". The performance was awesome, fantastic.

The content/reporting displayed on our website www.mid-day.com is provided "AS-IS", "AS AVAILABLE, by us from third party, agencies, sources, without any verification from our side". Firstly, I think the game should have been finished at half-time for me. I thought they were fantastic. The saves showed Arsenal's changes had done little to alter the pattern of play.

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal could not afford to lose Saturday's derby to Tottenham and fears their top-four hopes are beginning to look slim. "For me, it has been one of the best periods since I've been at Tottenham". "I watched it again, it's a regular goal".

Spurs on the other hand were looking to revenge their 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture in November that saw Alexis Sanchez net the second goal.

"The problem is about his fitness, no?"

He said: "There is no doubt he is an unbelievable player. But we must be careful about his fitness, it is good and he can train, and he can make this type of performance because he is a great, talented player". They need to erase any memory of this game before stepping into the next and start fresh.

Wenger's complaint is justified, especially when thinking back to Bellerin's miss.

Harry Winks, Serge Aurier and Danny Rose all returned in the FA Cup fourth-round win in midweek and are also in contention.

"It is a big game because we are behind in the table and we have to catch up".



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