'They must be proud' - Spurs ace's message to the fans

Kaboul And Gallas

Younes Kaboul says that Tottenham Hotspur fans must be proud of the team for their performance against Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur ace Younes Kaboul says that the club's fans must be proud of their team after the performance they put in during the North-London derby against Arsenal at the weekend.

Spurs collected a credible point against their rivals at the Emirates on Saturday by picking up a 1-1 draw and their new captain says that the supporters should be proud of the efforts that they squad gave. 

A sizeable contingent of Tottenham fans made the short journey and Kaboul clearly thinks that they would have enjoyed what they saw. 

“It was a performance from the heart," he said to the club's official site. "If I’m a football fan, a neutral and I watched that game, then I’m happy to see a game like that."

“For the Spurs fans - they must be proud and we’re proud of them as well, they supported us throughout."

"After the last game against West Brom [which Tottenham lost 1-0], we had to show another face and we did that."

Spurs were on the backfoot for much of the derby match, but their defensive solidarity was impressive and the draw could prove vital to their season.

The Lilywhites picked up two victories from their first two games this season, but have not won since and that worrying trend of results needed to be stopped on Saturday.

Although a win would have been ideal, a point represents a decent return from a fixture which they have often lost in recent times and it should provide them with some momentum as they prepare for a busy week.

The side take on Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday night before a tricky test against Southampton awaits them at White Hart Lane. 

Spurs will be determined to get back to winning ways in those fixtures and Kaboul feels that if they match their performance levels against Arsenal then the three points should come. 

He said: “If we play the same way we did at Arsenal, we should have no problems, but we need to repeat that performance. We have set the tone. From the first whistle, we showed we wanted to do something.”

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