On the performance...
"I was very pleased with the quality of our game and the mental strength we showed as well as the togetherness."

On keeping belief...
"I could not fault the team at half time. I thought we had played well we just had not taken the chances. I thought that if we kept the pace high in the game like we did that we'd have a good chance to win the game."

On being top...
"I was optimistic we could start the season well. I thought it was very important to do that. We needed to strengthen the belief in the side after Thierry left."

On coping without Thierry Henry...
"No we have not forgotten Thierry. But we have shown that the team is blossoming and growing. That was planned but you never know how fast it will happen."

On the opening goal from Spurs...
"Yes [I was disappointed]. It was a left-footed player just around the wall. But when I saw it again on the screen it looked like it hit the post. That made it a bit difficult for the keeper. But maybe the wall should have been a bit more on the right."

On Cesc Fabregas scoring goals...
"Now he can't stop scoring when before he could not. That shows the importance of what goes on in your head."

On the pressure on Martin Jol...
"I don't know the situation he is in. You can only see what the newspapers say. But you always have sympathy for people going through bad periods. It happened to me and everybody. That is where the clubs just have to be solid and support their manager."

On the players who are likely to be back for Sevilla on Wednesday...
"Senderos - yes, Gallas- no, Eboue - no, Lehmann - no. Lasanna Diarra is not injured. He will be available."

 

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