Tottenham Hotspur goalscorer Toby Alderweireld admits derby draw feels like a loss

The Belgian was left disappointed with the result.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal went toe-to-toe this afternoon in a crucial North London derby.

In the end the spoils were shared between the two local rivals. Arsenal had taken the lead through Aaron Ramsey but a stupid red card from Francis Coquelin handed the initiative to Spurs at White Hart Lane.

They raced into a 2-1 lead before Alexis Sanchez raided a late point for the Gunners.

Spurs' goals came from Toby Alderweireld and an absolute wonderstrike from Harry Kane.

After the game the Belgian defender was asked how he felt about the result, and the mood in the dressing room. He told Tottenham Hotspur's official website:

"It feels like a loss. It feels like we should have won.

"That is just the mentality of the team. We just need to take that to the next game and try to get back to winning ways."

That should be the feeling in the Spurs camp. They were the better team for much of the game and had a man advantage.

But instead of going for the jugular at 2-1 up they went reserved and ended up paying the price, so they should feel like they lost this crucial game.

Now Spurs will need to try get back to winning ways, first against Borussia Dortmund in midweek, and then Aston Villa on Sunday.

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