Mauricio Pochettino insisted his side need to keep working hard, after they failed to capitalize on the opportunity to beat 10 men Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
After Aaron Ramsey put Arsenal ahead, Coquelin rightly saw red for the visitors before Alderweireld and Kane put Spurs into the lead.
However, Spurs were unable to see out the game, as Sanchez’s shot somehow made it’s way past Lloris to ensure that the sides shared the points in North London.
Speaking after the game to Spurs TV , Pochettino said:
“We started really well, dominated and pushed them to play deeper on the counter-attack. We were unlucky to concede a goal with their first attempt. It’s true, it was difficult to come back from there and turn the result around. When we scored the second goal we were in a good position but it is Arsenal in front of us, they have some good players and you can concede.”
Pochettino also spoke about the disappointment of not being able to close out the game, despite Arsenal being down to 10 men, saying:
“You feel a little disappointed because in the last few minutes we wanted to score again yet we (knew we) could concede some chances. It’s always difficult to play against 10 men as well. We need to feel proud and pleased with the effort of the players. Now we need to keep working hard, we’re in a good position, we’ve kept the distance from Arsenal and it’s in our hands.”
Spurs now move onto their Europa League clash against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night, with Pochettino saying this about Thursday’s clash:
“We move on and now it’s another big game against Dortmund. I repeat what I’ve said in the last few days, we’re not a machine and the effort has been fantastic this season. We need to give the players full credit because of the way they work and behave is fantastic.”
Tottenham’s next Premier League game is against bottom side Aston Villa next Sunday.