Alex Song spoke exclusively to Arsenal Player following the North London derby against Tottenham.

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Alex, how do feel after that result?
I am not feeling good because I felt we had the opportunity to do something great [on Sunday] but we didn't do it very well. We cannot concede goals like the second goal because knew before the game how Tottenham play. It was a big mistake we made. We need to learn from that because now it is not very good for us and not very good for the fans.

We need to just keep going. We can't lose games like this, it is not normal. We are not allowed to do it, for the fans and for everyone who loves Arsenal. We need to learn from this one for the future because we are not in a good situation at the moment. When everybody comes back we will feel very good and strong.

It seemed Arsenal would kick on after equalising...
We need more concentration. We attack together and we defend together and we dropped a little bit in the second half. That is why I think Tottenham scored. We have not been lucky in this game and to lose the game like this is unbelievable. We need to try and keep going because it is not good to drop now. We need to keep our heads up and try to push ourselves to learn and give the best for the future.

Arsenal being in this position is not normal. We now need to show something very good, not just for the fans but for us as well. Arsenal always fight for the first place, the top places. Now we are not in a good situation.

Is the international break coming at a good time?
Yes of course, we need everybody to come back and be good for us. At the moment we are a little bit short in the squad, we need everybody to come back and we will be stronger. I hope we don't have anybody else injured now.

It is very important for us to come back after the break with a winning mentality. We want to show that we are not down, we are here and we can do something good.

Arsenal will always fight back, won't they?
We don't have any choice now We just now need to take the good things and win every single game. We just need to be more focused now, try to defend together and try to attack together because the fans need it. We need just to make them happy. We need to win our games now. The fans did very well today and we didn't do very well for them.

The next five games are very important for us. We need to win every single one to come back and show the fans that we are ready and that we are tight to fight for the league.

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3 Oct 2011