Tottenham Manager, Mauricio Pochettino has insisted his side’s performance was better than Arsenal in all aspects of Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Derby clash at Wembley Stadium.
Arsenal had a half-time lead at Wembley sponsored by Aeron Ramsey as he made his final derby appearance ahead of move to Juventus in the summer.
However, Harry Kane levelled from the penalty spot after he had been nudged over by Shkodran Mustafi, and there was more drama as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a last-minute spot-kick before Lucas Torreira was sent off for the visitors as the game finished 1-1.
Reacting to the event, Pochettino was less impressed and felt Gunners midfielder Granit Xhaka deserved a punishment for challenging Kane.
”I think if you assess the game I think we were better than Arsenal in all the aspects,’ said Pochettino.
”Sometimes we focus on a few actions.
”But I think that the action that changed the game was after 12 minutes.
”The action from Xhaka to Harry Kane that wasn’t even a foul.
”That was the action that afterwards changed everything in the dynamic of the game.
”This season we are so unlucky, decisions that affect us in a negative way.
”Like (against) Manchester United, Paul Pogba should be sent off, Harry Kane got an injury when it was a clear foul on the edge of the box but no foul.
”We keep on going in many, many, many situations but you know, hope that we get to the end of the season and next season change maybe and we have more luck in the future. He said