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Pochettino remaining positive despite North London derby defeat to Arsenal

Mauricio Pochettino has been analysing what was an incredible North London derby that ebbed and flowed, with Arsenal running out 4-2 winners at the Emirates.

Arsenal took the lead from the spot through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Spurs turned it around thanks to goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane to go into the interval 2-1 up.

However, a resurgent Gunners side scored three unanswered goals in the second half to leapfrog Spurs into fourth place in the Premier League and speaking after the game, Mauricio Pochettino said that while he was disappointed with the result, he is remaining positive

“It was a very competitive game, it’s tough for us because the fixture was after Chelsea and Inter Milan, it didn’t help us, but the team was very competitive,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.

“Arsenal had a lot of energy but in the end it was even at 2-2 in the second half, the third goal was so tough for the team to come back again.

“Of course he [Juan Foyth] missed, he failed in this action [for Arsenal’s third goal] but he was great in the game, fantastic. When you are young in this type of game always it is difficult but I’m not going to focus on him – the team until 2-2 was good.

“But of course, the way you concede, then the belief of the opponent, who was fresh… it is not an excuse but when you concede 3-2 you need energy to come back. Disappointed with the result but looking forward to the next game.”

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