Spurs defender Ben Davies spoke to reporters in the immediate aftermath of his side's bitterly disappointing 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, and admitted that the Gunners' second goal 'killed' his team, as quoted by the club's official website.
Tottenham's defeat to their arch rivals looks like it could have been incredibly detrimental to their Premier League title hopes, with 11 points now separating them and league leaders Manchester City.
Mauricio Pochettino's men were second best from the first to the last whistle at the Emirates on Saturday, in what seemed like a total anomaly from what we have been used to seeing from the Lilywhites this season.
And Davies addressed the media following his side's loss, and highlighted hw much of a blow it was conceding a second goal just before the half-time break, as quoted by TottenhamHotspur.com:
"It was difficult to get going out there. We didn’t look too fluid compared to the way we can play. We know we can do so much better than that. When their goal came it was a bit of a sucker punch and to concede another before half-time was a bit sloppy and killed us. We were confident in ourselves coming here. We were up for a big game and ready for the challenge but we didn’t put our best foot forward and that’s the most disappointing thing."
Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Germany to take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night, before they resume their Premier League duties with a home game against West Brom the following Saturday.
And a pair of wins will be of paramount importance to Spurs, as they look to bury the memory of the weekend as quickly as possible.