Spurs’ Eric Dier has admitted that losing the match at White Hart Lane, especially to Arsenal, is difficult to take.

We managed to beat Spurs 2-1 after two goals from Flamini, despite an own goal from Chambers going the other way. Neither team played exceptionally well, we just weren’t as bad, which is a minor miracle considering Debuchy was so away from Danny Rose on the wing that he might as well have not been on the pitch in the first place.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and Joel Campbell of Arsenal
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and Joel Campbell of Arsenal battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup third round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on September 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Dier, who joined Spurs in 2014, described his team as ‘unlucky’ to come out of the Capital One Cup match without the win.

“We did well in this competition last year and we said before the game that we wanted to go one step further,” he said.

“It is disappointing and it is obviously more disappointing because it was against Arsenal.

“We played well and were unlucky. We got ourselves back into the game at 1-1. When we got the equaliser the crowd really got behind us and we were pushing, so it was disappointing to concede that goal late on. It was a bit of a low blow.”

The win was huge for Arsenal, who haven’t exactly been at the races so far this season, and needed a boost going into our next fixture against Leicester City away.

Hopefully, the team can now build on this victory in the league cup, pick ourselves up and march on.

SOURCEEvening Standard
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