Younès Kaboul: We showed a strong mentality.

Younès Kaboul says Tottenham’s strong mentality was a critical aspect of the displays during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.

Chadli scored the opening goal of the clash in the 56th minute and Arsenal responded with waves of attack and got their goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with 15 minutes to go.

But, Tottenham captain Younès Kaboul said he was delighted they (Spurs) showed a strong mentality after their defeat to West Brom at White Hart Lane.

“Everyone had a good game,” Younès Kaboul told Spurs TV.

“We defended so well but it was not easy against an attacking Arsenal team.

“We’ve done well. When we scored the goal, straight away we had a response from Arsenal. We were still in the game, which was good but we conceded a goal we could have avoided. That’s football.

“The most important thing for me, the players and the staff was that we showed a strong mentality. After the last game against West Brom, we had to show another face and we did it.

“If I was a football fan, off the pitch, and I watched this game, I’d be happy even if supported Arsenal or Tottenham or another team. For the Spurs fans who watched the game at Arsenal, they must be proud and we’re proud of them for supporting us so well.

“This game is done now and we need to focus on Besiktas on Thursday, which isn’t going to be easy, and then a big game against Southampton on Sunday. They’re doing very well but if we play as well as today, we’ll shouldn’t have a problem. From the first whistle against Arsenal, we showed we were there to do something.”

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