Younes thanks the fans
17 March 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Younes Kaboul paid tribute to our supporters after yesterday’s North London Derby.
Our experienced centre-half, who captained the side in our narrow 1-0 reverse, was naturally disappointed at leaving empty-handed as a result of Tomas Rosicky’s early stunner.
But he refused to dwell on the negatives after the game and made a point of saluting the White Hart Lane faithful after they created another electric atmosphere inside the stadium.
“The fans were great today,” said the Frenchman. “I want to thank them because they showed some real support during the whole game and even after the match they clapped us.
“I feel we have a good relationship with the fans. We get on together and we understand each other.”
Younes said his abiding memory of Sunday’s outing was the way we played, as we put the Gunners under tremendous pressure for large parts of the game.
The visitors ultimately held onto their slender advantage until full-time, but Younes was proud of the performance.
“This sort of scenario can happen a lot in football and the only thing you can and you have to do is to accept it, even if it’s unfair,” he said.
“But I think we played very well, we played with a lot of desire and heart because we had a lot to show. We did that.
“Overall, even though we lost, all I’m going to hold in my mind is the character that we showed on the pitch in front of everyone. I think we showed a lot of maturity.
“We need to produce the same performance as today every game now until the end of the season and we will be fine.”