Tottenham’s Andros Townsend: We dominated derby but couldn’t score

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend expresses his frustration at Sunday's loss to Arsenal

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Andre Villas-Boas's men finished fifth last season

Andros Townsend feels Tottenham Hotspur were unlucky not to get a result against Arsenal after suffering a 1-0 loss despite “dominating” at Emirates Stadium.

Gunners striker Olivier Giroud netted the decisive goal in the first half against the run of play after Spurs had made a promising start to the north London derby.

Despite introducing Jermain Defoe alongside Roberto Soldado after the interval, Andre Villas-Boas’s men were unable to make the breakthrough.

And Townsend, who was starting his first north London derby, expressed his frustration at Tottenham’s inability to score against the Gunners.

“You just know this is such a massive game for the club and the fans,” Townsend told Tottenham’s website.

“There were positive signs, we dominated the second half but the result is the main thing and we couldn’t find the back of the net,” reflected Andros.

“We came to The Emirates and took the game to Arsenal. We did everything but score and got undone on the counter-attack. That’s how it goes sometimes.

“We’ve now got the international break but we’ll all come back from that, work hard and move on quickly from this.”

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