Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes Emmanuel Adebayor's sending-off against Arsenal was the difference in a 5-2 defeat on Saturday.Adebayor opened the scoring in the 10th minute of the match at the Emirates Stadium, but was given a straight red just seven minutes later for a lunge at Santi Cazorla.
Andre Villas-Boas has refused to blame Emmanuel Adebayor for the 5-2 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal on Saturday.The Togolese striker opened the scoring for Tottenham after 10 minutes, but was shown the red card eight minutes later following a reckless tackle on Santi Cazorla, with the Gunners going on to make full use of their one-man advantage.
Theo Walcott insists he has fully proven himself after playing a starring role in Arsenal's 5-2 thrashing of Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.Walcott's contract runs out at the end of the season and he is believed to want a regular starting position before committing his future to the Gunners.
Tottenham defender Steven Caulker wants revenge against Arsenal after suffering a 4-1 defeat in the only north London derby he has played in.The centre-back played 90 minutes of the heavy loss at White Hart Lane in a third-round League Cup tie back in September 2010.
Andre Villas-Boas says he has been instructed by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to achieve victory at all costs against Arsenal on Saturday.The Gunners won last season's corresponding fixture 5-2, eventually overhauling their rivals in the Premier League and securing a Champions League spot, while Spurs missed out due to Chelsea winning the competition.
Andre Villas-Boas has lost Moussa Dembele for Tottenham's north London derby with Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Saturday.The Belgian midfielder is currently suffering a recurrence of a hip injury sustained while at Fulham, and the Portuguese manager confirmed his absence for the match between the rivals.
Tottenham can move four points ahead of Arsenal on the English Premier League table with a win at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Spurs, who have not finished in front of Arsenal since 1994/95, are seventh on 17 points and lead the eighth-placed Gunners by a point after Arsene Wenger's side were held to a 3-3 draw by Fulham last weekend.