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Jack Pitt-Brooke believes that Tottenham Hotspur can take two major positives from their 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday, per The Athletic.
The Athletic’s Spurs correspondent hosted a Q&A session after the pulsating north London derby at The Emirates.
Christian Eriksen gave the visitors the lead in north London, tapping home after Bernd Leno had spilled an Erik Lamela effort, and Harry Kane added a second from the penalty spot.
Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back on the stroke of half-time, however, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the turnaround in the second period.
Nevertheless, Pitt-Brooke believes there are two reasons for Spurs to be happy with their showing.
He wrote: “A few plus points from the game: Looked really dangerous on the break, especially through Son (Heung-min).
“Created more chances than they have done all season.”
He also, of course, outlined the negatives, pointing to Spurs’ “total loss of control in the second half”, as well as numerous “defensive errors”; he also labelled Davinson Sanchez, playing out of position at right-back, “an absolute disaster”.
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Spurs tried to attack Arsenal whenever they could and, really, this is an excellent take from Pitt-Brooke.
Son was at the centre of everything that was good about Spurs on the break in the first half and they actually looked dangerous every time they crossed the halfway line.
They also continually found a way through the Gunners to take a shot at goal; Kane could have scored Spurs’ third in the second half, but an excellent effort from an acute angle smacked the post.
There are kinks for Spurs to iron out, that is for sure, but they played up to their opposition and could have won the game comfortably, had they not been forced to play a centre-back at right-back.
Fans should be in a confident mood going forward, despite some negative emotions after surrendering a two-goal advantage.