Harry Kane has explained how Tottenham's players were not affected by Arsenal's late winning goal against Leicester City.
Yet the England striker explained how the squad retained focus and was not bothered by seeing the Gunners earn three points in the crucial fixture.
Spurs went onto face Manchester City later in the day, recording a memorable 2-1 win thanks to Christian Eriksen's late goal.
Kane said: "We were watching it. But we weren’t too fussed about who won or what the situation was.
"We were focused on our job and we knew we had to get the three points against Man City to keep us up there."
Seeing Arsenal win could even have added to Tottenham's determination to beat City, although after two heavy defeats at The Etihad in recent seasons, they needed little extra motivation to get a result.
Kane's comments are emblematic of the cool-headed approach displayed by Mauricio Pochettino's team on the pitch, and controlling their emotions off it are evidently part of their success.
The two North London clubs are locked on 51 points each in the Premier League table, two behind leaders Leicester, and the derby in early March looms on the horizon as a huge fixture.