Watch the goals: Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur 2:2/Sport1
The north London derby lived up to expectations last night (Sunday) and ended in a thrilling 2-2. Jung Min-son twice brought the Roosters back from behind against Arsenal and received high compliments from manager Ange Postecoglou: "He is exceptional as a leader and as a player. When you put him as a central striker he works so hard and always thinks the team first. James Madison was wonderful too. The character and belief that the guys showed — that's the team I want to see. They just don't break."
The coach added: "There is passion here from this team, all the players understand our values. Obviously we don't have a chance to dominate against Arsenal for 90 minutes, but we just kept playing and didn't lose hope. This is a good sign for the future. There are maybe one or two players who started in the starting line-up in the past against Arsenal, so it's an encouraging start."
Manor Solomon came off the bench in the 63rd minute, replacing the injured Brennan Johnson, but struggled to make an impact. He received the highest score at the Evening Standard - 7. On Sky he got 6, as well as on Eurosport and Tottenham's Hotspur blog HQ, where they wrote about him: "He covered a lot of areas. He hasn't been able to influence as much as he would have liked, but he's always a threat." Football London gave him a 5, the lowest in the team, but noted that he had "worked the left wing". The Israeli received the same score on both 90min and sportskeeda.
"Couldn't make as much impact as he would have liked." Solomon/GettyImages, Marc Atkins
What would Arsenal look like with a true natural striker? Odegaard/GettyImages
Jorginho, on the other hand, made a mistake and allowed Tottenham to score the equaliser, but received a backing from manager Mikel Arteta: "We all love him, mistakes are part of the game. He helps the team and we all believe in him. Our attitude was excellent, but we weren't patient enough with the ball. It's disappointing we didn't get three points, but well done Tottenham."
Gary Neville says what Arsenal really lack is a real scorer: "I really like this team, they can win the title or finish second even without a natural striker, but it's clear that's what they're missing. It's always good to have offensive players with a sense of smell who know where the ball is going to land."
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