Premier League - Sherwood proud of Spurs effort

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood was proud of his side's efforts in their 1-0 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood (AFP)

The Gunners' first win at White Hart Lane since September 2007 was far from easy and, in fact, they were fortunate to leave victorious.

Tomas Rosicky's thunderbolt after just 72 seconds proved enough in a tense match, which only ended 1-0 thanks to Spurs' wayward finishing and some wonderful defending.

"After going behind to early in the game, you fear the worse but they did me proud," Sherwood said.

"They stuck together and took the game to Arsenal. We're talking about a team pushing for the title here and we didn't deserve to lose that game. I think we deserved to win it.

"To be honest, I am winner. I want to win and I would rather play bad and win the game.

"Anyone that saw that game today will know we didn't deserve to lose that.

"They had one shot in the second half, when Mertesacker forced Hugo Lloris into a good save.

"They came here to counter-attack and that is a credit to us. They did that pretty well in the first half but the boys stuck to their guns, we showed some quality.

"We should have scored, it's as simple as that. When we score, we go on to win the game because the momentum would have taken us there.

"The crowd were fantastic, stuck with us all the way and you would expect that when they are seeing the boys give that sort of effort."

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