Kevin Wimmer plays down pivotal moment in Tottenham's league campaign

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The Tottenham Hotspur defender prevented a likely Arsenal winner late on this weekend but he quickly turned the attention to a teammate.

Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Kevin Wimmer has been speaking to the club’s official website about his vital last-ditch tackle in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Saturday.

The Gunners took the lead courtesy of a deft flick from Aaron Ramsey before goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane gave Spurs the advantage.

Alexis Sanchez equalised for Arsenal and Ramsey had the chance to score a late winner, bursting into the box only for Wimmer to slide in and ensure Tottenham earned a share of the spoils.

With Spurs maintaining their three-point advantage over Arsenal as a result, Wimmer’s late contribution could ultimately prove vital as Mauricio Pochettino’s side fight for their first ever Premier League title.

However Wimmer played down his contribution in typically understated fashion.

“At the end it was a good tackle and maybe I saved a point but there’s always Hugo Lloris behind me,” Wimmer told tottenhamhotspur.com. “He’s always there and he would most likely have saved it.”

The Austrian international had to wait patiently for his chance to impress after signing for Tottenham from Cologne in the summer. But with Jan Vertonghen out injured, Wimmer has seized his chance.

And no matter how much he wants to downplay his late tackle, it could yet prove season-defining for both North London clubs.

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