Jermaine Jenas explains what he didn't like about Tottenham's performance against Arsenal

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Spurs dominated much of yesterday's North London Derby but failed to take all three points.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has criticised Spurs over their lack of killer instinct against Arsenal in yesterday’s 1-1 draw.

The Lilywhites dominated for large swathes of the match and looked to be heading towards a famous win but passed up a number of opportunities to grab a second goal.

Arsenal slowly worked their way back into proceedings and equalised through Kieran Gibbs on the 72nd minute to set up a nervy finish for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Spurs have been guilty of letting several leads slip this season and Jenas has called for more cutting edge from his former club.

“There was an element of their game I didn’t like - there was a swagger to their play in the second half, and it was nice to see, but I felt like Arsenal were there for the kill,” he said on BBC's Match of the Day 2 last night (aired on BBC One at 22:30).

“This is the killer instinct that Spurs need to get into their game. Arsenal were a wounded animal at this point and it’s like ‘take it to them, make sure you get that second goal and the win’ but they let them off the hook a bit and Arsenal go on to equalise.”

The fact that Spurs fans will be disappointed after leaving the Emirates with just the one point is a sign of the progress being made at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham are unbeaten in the league since the opening day and could easily be higher in the table – with several of those draws deserving of wins for the North London side – and if Spurs can start seeing out games more convincingly, the sky is the limit for Pochettino's young side.

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