Pablo Zabaleta claims there were a lot of positives from yesterday’s game notably their attitude after the third Spurs goal.
Speaking to the official site he said: “Of course, it’s a disappointing afternoon when you don’t win. It was a huge game for us, a derby, and we knew three points would take us to a better position in the table, so it was not good enough in terms of the result.
“I thought we were playing really well until the first goal, with great determination, but after they went 1-0 up the second goal came very quickly.
“They got the third goal after half time and it’s so difficult, but we did everything possible on the pitch to at least get a draw. And we should take that – there were a lot of positive things apart from the result.
“We never gave up, we went for goals. We scored two and there were a few minutes left in the game to try and equalise.
“We had a situation in the area when there might have been a push on Andy Carroll. It reminded me a bit of my penalty against Southampton at the end of the game, it was very similar, but different decisions and it’s a shame because it would have been a good chance to score a penalty.”
Huffed and puffed were competitive but no cutting edge, pretty much sums up our team without Lanzini or previously Payet, we have been without both of them for long enough now that we should be able to play and create through passing and movement at least 3 or 4 clear chances a game, Hernandez is feeding off scraps and rebounds which is taking away half his game and making it very easy for defenders, play it on the floor move the ball quickly use triangles, 1 – 2’s anything that gets the defenders turned around it can’t be that difficult to practice, if we did that in training who knows maybe we would defend it better instead of giving better teams a 2 or more goal head start every match.
Agree 32 but Zab is Class!