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The German was happy with his overall display despite messing up early on (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno felt he was unlucky for the mistake that saw Tottenham take the lead in the north London but was pleased with his response as he made a number of important stops.

The German was picking the ball out of his net after just 10 minutes when he meekly palmed a tame effort from Erik Lamela into the path of Christian Eriksen, who tapped home from close range.

Harry Kane doubled the visitors lead from the penalty spot, but Leno made a host of fine saves to keep Spurs at bay after that and he was happy with his overall performance level as he helped the side fight back to draw 2-2.

Bernd Leno speaks out on mistake that cost Arsenal a goal in north London derby
Leno parried the ball straight to Eriksen who had the easiest of finishes (Picture: Getty)

Asked about the mistake for the goal, Leno told reporters: I couldnt catch the ball completely and then I tried to get up but Eriksen scored, it was unlucky but that is the life of a goalkeeper.

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For me it was then like the team, I had to stand up. It is not a big problem just because we conceded a goal, I had to stay positive and I thought after that I did a very good job.

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I think it was a very difficult start but then we said as a team on the pitch after going 2-0 down “we have to stay positive”.

There was still an hour to play and we know about the character in this team and also our quality and then after it went to 2-1 you could see that we at least wanted to draw the game and at the end we still had the chances to win.

Bernd Leno speaks out on mistake that cost Arsenal a goal in north London derby
Leno feels Arsenal and Spurs are evenly matched and either team could have won (Getty)

On where the balance of power lies in north London, he continued: We sRead More – Source