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A special game - Nabil

Posted on 6 February 2015  - 15:45

Nabil Bentaleb summed up what the North London derby means for the players.


"It’s a special, special game and when you are out there. You really feel the atmosphere. You just think ‘we can’t lose this game’. Even if we’re not playing well, we can’t lose it."

The midfielder is back from representing Algeria at the African Cup of Nations and determined to play his part at the Lane on Saturday.

Just two points separate the teams in the Premier League going into the latest N17 vs N5 clash.

"It’s a big match for us, the North London derby is always special," said Nabil. "It will be a tough one, we’ll have to be up for the fight, play our football and hopefully we’ll do it.

"I’d love to win. We all want to win these big games. We proved we can do it against Chelsea and now we have to do it again, especially for our fans. It would be an important win.

"Every player wants to play in these games and I'll be proud to do it again."