Ben Davies has said losing to Arsenal is a “horrible feeling” and claims Tottenham weren’t good enough in Sunday’s derby.
Spurs went behind early on to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty but managed to turn the scoreline around by half-time through an Eric Dier header and Harry Kane’s spot-kick.
However, Arsenal won the tactical battle in the second half and eventually took a 4-2 lead thanks to goals from Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira.
It was only Tottenham’s second defeat in the last seven north London derbies, and Davies believes the team must now put things right in upcoming games.
“It’s a horrible feeling losing the derby,” the defender told the club’s official website.
“It’s a very disappointing result but we have to go away, try to get it out of our minds now and focus on the next games coming up.
“They came out of the blocks, but we had a really good go and got back into the game. That’s why it’s so disappointing we let it slip. Those are the games where you sometimes have to grind it out and we didn’t do that well enough.
“You have to deal with the highs and the lows. That’s football. Obviously, losing the derby hurts a lot and it’s about us dealing with that now and trying to put it right in the next few games.
“We have to make sure we pick up three points against Southampton and bounce back straight away.”
Spurs and Arsenal have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players during a first half fracas.
Dier has praised the intensity of the derby, and yet another encounter between the sides in the EFL Cup quarter-final later this month is sure to be a feisty one.
Danny Rose is likely to return to the line-up in place of Davies for Wednesday’s meeting with Southampton at Wembley.