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Moura confident of victory over Arsenal in NLD

Lucas Moura has backed Tottenham to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Newcastle with victory in the North London derby.

Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Emirates to face arch-rivals Arsenal this weekend, looking for three points after suffering a shock 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Moura admits the defeat was a “very bad result” for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but insists a derby clash with the Gunners has come at the ideal time as Spurs look to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointment.

“Is this the perfect game for us to have after the Newcastle defeat? Yes. We need to look forward now. There are a lot of hard games to come,” he told the London Evening Standard.

“We lost against Newcastle but I am sure we have the quality to go to Arsenal and come back with three points. That’s what we must try to do.

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“Each game is different. This is a new season and we have new players. I think we are stronger now (than in previous years). I am sure we can go anywhere and win games.

“For sure it was a very bad result against Newcastle. We tried but it was very difficult to play against them, especially as they kept everyone behind the ball after they scored.

“It was difficult to find the space in the air and the ground because everyone was in the box. I missed a very clear opportunity and I am upset about this. We need to get back to work this week and win the next game against Arsenal.”

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