Date: 12th February 2018 at 5:05pm
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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour was clearly in the mood to drown his sorrows on Saturday after his former employer’s lost the North London derby 1-0.

A Harry Kane header to add to the 100 he has already bagged sent Spurs supporters into raptures while Gunners fans – including Parlour – took the defeat badly.

Parlour Tweeted, ‘I think I need something stronger than @cobrabeer tonight,’ referring to the defeat.

The former Arsenal winger was a multiple trophy winner with the North Londoners, having won FA Cups as well as Premier League titles and knows only too well of the animosity between the teams.

Victory for Tottenham, for 24 hours at least, pushed Pochettino’s side up to third in the table until Liverpool’s win over Southampton saw them leap over Spurs.

More importantly for the Lillywhites though was the fact that they are now nine points ahead of their city rivals and have more than a chance of making the Champions League places for next season.

Poch’s side have a massive tie against Juventus on Tuesday night while Arsenal play Swedish side Ostersund on Thursday.

Eric Dier has been named as one player to leave out of the line-up going into the game in Turin if Spurs are going to come away from the game with a positive result.

In other Tottenham news, Poch mainstay axed in 4-2-3-1: Spurs best possible XI v Juventus.

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