Saliba sums up Spurs stalemate


Saliba sums up Spurs stalemate

William Saliba feels we’ll learn from today’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur as we twice allowed our opponents to draw level and ultimately earn a point.

A Cristian Romero own goal put us in front before Son Heung-min equalised, and the South Korean would again cancel out our lead when Bukayo Saka converted from the spot.

The draw left Saliba wanting more from the game, but has urged the team to take it on the chin and ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Speaking post-match, he said: “I’m a little bit disappointed, because we wanted to win in front of our fans. We should have done better, but it’s okay, we drew today, and are already focused on the next game.
“We controlled the first half. Unfortunately, we conceded one goal just before the end, but we came back, scored but then we conceded the second goal just after. We have to learn from this game, and for the next game to come.
“Because it’s a derby we wanted to win, but at least we didn’t lose because we could have done at the end as we conceded some chances. We’ll do better, learn from this game and come back better.”

Despite putting in an impressive display including a number of excellent challenges and important interceptions, the Frenchman left Emirates Stadium a frustrated figure without a victory or a clean sheet for his day’s work.

However with another two games to come next week, he is hoping that we manage to put things right in the coming days to reward our supporters for the incredible atmosphere 
On his own display, he added: “I try to help my team [to get at their] maximum, but I’m not so happy because we didn’t keep a clean sheet. I hope we’ll keep one in the next game.

“Thanks to all the fans, for every game, because we feel better, we feel stronger when they are here. So, thanks, and we’ll be better for them.”

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