Kevin Wimmer on Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Arsenal.



Wimmer: Maybe I saved a point.

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer, whose stoppage time tackle denied Aaron Ramsey from scoring a winner in Saturday’s North London derby, said the 2-2 draw with Arsene Wenger's Gunners felt like a defeat.

Alexis Sanchez’s 76th-minute strike prevented Mauricio Pochettino's side from sealing a win over rivals Arsenal after goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane cancelled out Aaron Ramsey's opener.

However, after the thrilling clash, Wimmer told Tottenham's officials website; “It feels a little bit like a defeat today because over the 90 minutes I think we were the better team.

“We had a lot of clear chances and we didn’t concede a lot of chances ourselves. Their first goal was very unlucky, then we went 2-1 up and we had chances for the third so it’s disappointing that we conceded the second goal and didn’t win this game.


“At the end it was a good tackle and maybe I saved a point but there’s always Hugo Lloris behind me – he’s always there and he would most likely have saved it."

He continued: "It was an important tackle and I don’t want to imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t stopped the shot but the point is okay, there’s still a long way to go, we will get our chances and we have to keep on going like this.

"We played very well today and I think if we keep it up like this in the next few weeks we can do well.”


The 23-year-old was also amazed by the noise inside the stadium during the tie.

“The atmosphere was crazy today from the first second onwards – unbelievable!” he added. “You couldn’t hear the other players when you wanted to talk to them, that was impossible today.

“The atmosphere was special – I’ve never experienced such a good one before.”

More: Danny Murphy's reaction to the north London derby.


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