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Arsenal 2-0 Spurs - Mauricio's reaction

18 November 2017|Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino pinpointed Arsenal’s opening goal as the key to Saturday’s north London derby.

Shkodran Mustafi headed the home side into the lead on 37 minutes from Mesut Ozil’s free-kick after Davinson Sanchez was penalised for a foul on Alexis Sanchez. Five minutes later, Alexandre Lacazette broke clear and his cross was rifled home by Alexis Sanchez.

The quick one-two came soon after Christian Eriksen had hit the post and although we pinned the Gunners back in the second half, clear-cut chances remained elusive. Harry Kane’s had a sight of goal only for Nacho Monreal to block and later, Eric Dier’s header was tipped away by Petr Cech and Heung-Min Son volleyed over.

 


“For me, that action (the first goal) changed the game, 1-0 down and then we conceded the second goal quickly (after that) and that was a key moment for the team,” said Mauricio.

“I’m disappointed because the effort was massive and we lost the game.

“I’m happy with the performance but it wasn’t enough. In this type of game, you need to have some luck sometimes to win.

“Of course, it hurts. Everyone is disappointed in the way we lost but that’s football. We need to look forward and be ready for the next game against Dortmund in the Champions League.”

It's a quick turn around as we travel to Germany to take on Borussia Dortmund in Matchday Five of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.