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By Dominic Toner

Mousa Dembele believes that Tottenham missed a great opportunity on Tuesday against Sunderland.

Spurs slumped to a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light and dropped two points against the relegation candidates.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had the chance to make serious inroads, with Premier League leaders Chelsea drawing 1-1 at Liverpool and Arsenal losing at home to Watford.

Spurs midfielder Dembele was disappointed with the result of the match and feels they missed a great chance to capitalise on their rivals’ failures.

“It was one of those nights. We started okay in the first half and in the second half we had some small chances, nothing big,” Dembele said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “Results were good for us so that makes it worse really.

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“It’s an opportunity missed, that’s what we all think. It was a frustrating night and there’s not too much more to say about it.”

Spurs have been in strong attacking form recently, but they struggled to break down a stubborn Sunderland defence that are desperately fighting for points.

The frontline of Harry Kane and Dele Alli were unable to unlock the defence, meaning they stay nine points behind league leaders Chelsea.

They will be looking to get their title bid back on track in their next game when host Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough on Saturday.

However, the north London club will be desperate to secure their place in the top four for financial reasons and face tough competition.

In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Moussa Sissoko’s performance against Sunderland.

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