Petr Cech Rues Out-of-Form Lacazette's Missed Chances in Tottenham Defeat

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said afterwards he was "proud", adding: "We played so well over 90 minutes but in the second half, for the first 20, 25 minutes, we played fantastic football and created many, many chances". "Of course we're going to fight for that to happen", Pochettino said.

And Saturday's 1-0 win for Tottenham was the latest proof, if anyone needed it, that Spurs will remain dominant over Arsenal for some time to come. "The Champions League is a competition that excites us and the fans". Always, you dream of playing in these type of games. Arsenal played with a four-man defence last weekend, while against Tottenham Wenger could go back to a three-man system. "I think he will be ready to be in contention for Saturday", Pochettino said.

Not quite at his clinical self in front of goal, Kane offered a lot more to the team performance than just a goal. We should have finished it off, we had three or four clear-cut chances.

"I am very pleased with our players".

His goal marked his 23rd of the Premier League season and will be up there with the most important that he has scored by securing bragging rights in North London. "He is a super striker, one of the best in the world who scores against everyone", Wenger claimed.

"I tell you again because in our experience of football he is one of the best, because he deserves that, to be one of the best".

The growing pressure even appeared to be getting to the veteran Cech, who was let off the hook for another risky piece of goalkeeping moments later when his pass was cut off by Alli, who could not keep it under control to punish the mistake.

Unbelievably, the difference between these two at Wembley was only one goal, but in reality the gulf in quality was massive.

Goalkeeper Cech- reported by The Metro- did not shy away in his own analysis of the game: "In this type of game you need to take your chances, and I know we had two at the end".

Mohamed Elney and Granit Xhaka will fill holding roles, with it up to them to help contain the considerable attacking threat posed by Spurs.

He said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy "pays for me to make decisions, not to make the people happy".

  • Rosalie Stanley