Tottenham Hotspur were flying high until they bumped into North London rivals Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team had lost just once in nine Premier League games and took four points from a possible six in their Champions League encounters with Real Madrid.
Many had tipped Spurs to get one over on Arsenal given that they finished above their rivals last season for the first time in 22 years.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side challenged the claim that there had been a power shift by securing a 2-0 win at the Emirates on Saturday.
Spurs failed to recreate their recent form as Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez found the back of the net for the Gunners.
Tottenham will now switch focus to the Champions League when they prepare to take on Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
The North London outfit have already qualified for the last 16, which could persuade Pochettino to field a much-changed first XI.
Even so, it will be important for Spurs to get back to winning ways in order to boost morale.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2017
Some agreed with the club’s above sentiments, while others made it clear that they are still dealing with Saturday’s disappointment.
please you better win this one please please
— athaya (@outer88space) November 20, 2017
Monday motivation? Where the f*ck was the motivation on Saturday? The tactics were wrong, the energy was wrong. 3 at the back isn't working. 4231 last season saw us defensively superior to all sides and scoring hatfuls! Love Poch, but he is getting it wrong right now!
— SnowflakeBrit (@snowflakeBrit) November 20, 2017
Yeah be nice if the players turn up for this one!!!
— Mike Arkwright (@mrarkers) November 20, 2017
Kane needs that leg to heal properly he's clearly not right.
— Sam Lewis (@kingkonglewis) November 20, 2017
💯bounce back coys 👏💪
— Adrian Johnson (@adrianstixs) November 20, 2017
That doesn't put things right for the fans. Are Spurs just targeting the champions league and giving up on all other tournaments?
— Ronnie O (@FluterunnerO) November 20, 2017
Poch has become clueless. #PochOut
— 眠気. (@acidghvst) November 20, 2017