Pochettino before NLD: “I still feel bad about last season”

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Ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino admits last season’s late collapse still plays in his mind.

Tottenham had the chance to finish above rivals Arsenal for the first time in over two decades, but claimed just two points from its final four matches as the Gunners scooped up eight.

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Tottenham is three points behind Arsenal entering Sunday’s contest at the Emirates Stadium, and recent derby history is poor: Spurs have beaten the Gunners just once in eight tries since March 2013, with four losses including a pair of Cup exits.

From Sky Sports:

“I still feel bad about last season,” Pochettino said. “It was so easy to be above Arsenal in that moment.

“It was difficult to not think about that situation. But we have another opportunity now and we will see what happens.”

Is Sunday the day for a win on the road? Spurs last won at the Emirates in Nov. 2010, a 3-2 thriller with names like Bale, Arshavin, Nasri, Modric, and Pavlyuchenko in the lineups.