Pressure is on Chelsea, says Spurs Vertonghen


After Tottenham's win, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked by the press about whether the Chelsea result took the shine off the dramatic win in any way, and whether he was disappointed by the Blues not dropping points.

"The pressure is on Chelsea".

Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Neville said: "If they won the FA Cup this year, would that be seen as a successful season?" You earn them on the pitch.

Pochettino: "They were already focused on the game, on the derby, they did not realise what happened in the game between Everton and Chelsea..." "Watching them win [at Everton earlier on Sunday], we knew we had to win our game, and we did it". A great game, from Hugo [Lloris] to Harry. Their new stadium is growing around the outside of White Hart Lane and is due to be ready in the summer of 2018. "Now we can say that we are more mature".

"It is so important now to try and win trophies, that is our aim".

"When I saved the ball from Eriksen I saw the ball going away and I thought we were safe but then it ended in the back of the net".

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Arsene Wenger said Arsenal have higher ambitions than to compare themselves to Spurs following defeat in the North London derby. Mathematically it has to happen once. Spurs deserved to win, we have to accept that and analyse it.

"Incredible", Kane beamed in his post-match reaction.

"I feel angry and disappointed because obviously this is not a game we wanted to lose and this is a very big disappointment for us", Cech told Arsenal's official club website. "The fans having bragging rights (winning the derby and finishing above Arsenal) is just an added bonus".

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was devastated and said the defeat could have a major impact on the side's hopes of making the UEFA Champions League next season.

And, Chelsea's remaining games all look very winnable, with three of their four at home.

"We've already got seven points more than we finished with a year ago, and there's still four games to go".