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Crouch: Let's move on

Posted on 4 November 2009  - 12:00

Peter Crouch is refusing to be too downbeat after a our North London derby defeat last weekend.

Crouch: Let's move on

Peter Crouch is refusing to be too downbeat after a our North London derby defeat last weekend.

The striker admits the 3-0 reverse against our arch rivals was a bitter blow but has chosen to look on the bright side.

After all, we remain just three points behind the Gunners and stay within the Barclays Premier League's top five going into this Saturday's clash with Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

‘Crouchy' now feels it is up to us to once again prove that we are worthy of keeping our place amongst the division's front-runners.

Reflecting on last Saturday, he said: "It was a local derby and we're all so frustrated to have lost it. It was just down to goals that could have been avoided.

"For 42 minutes we matched them and the crowd was getting frustrated and if we'd manage to keep it to 0-0 at half-time it could have been a different game. But once they are 2-0 up it's so difficult to get back into the game.

"We now have to pick ourselves up. We've had a good season so far and we can't let that result knock us back down because we've got enough ability here to kick on again, starting against Sunderland.

"It's one defeat. Look at the other results [last weekend] - Man City drew, Liverpool lost - and we're still right up there in fifth.

"There are fixtures ahead that look winnable and if we're organised and make sure we do our jobs we can get those points to push us right back into the mix again."

On this weekend's visit of the Black Cats to N17, ‘Crouchy' added: "It will be tough. I look at their squad and they have some strong players, good strength in depth and the manager [Steve Bruce] is top class.

"He will demand the best out of his players. They seem to be going well this season and it's another tough, tough fixture for us."

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