Arnaut Danjuma believes Tottenham need to quickly ‘come to terms’ with their dramatic 3-2 loss to Bournemouth as they race for a top four finish.
In Saturday’s Premier League thriller, the Spurs found themselves on the wrong side in a five-goal Premier League thriller after Dango Ouattara’s strike in the 95th minute sealed the Cherries’ win.
Danjuma equalized late in regulation to seemingly save a point after Son Heung-min’s opener was canceled by Matias Vina and Dominik Solanke.
As a result, fifth-placed Spurs missed out on a chance to level on points with Manchester United and third-placed Newcastle United, who were defeated 3-0 by Aston Villa.
“We have to put up with it,” he told BBC Match of the Day. “I think we did our best to score an extra goal. If you are a Spur, you should always strive to win.
“Of course you leave room for Bournemouth to counterattack. a bit quiet [in the dressing room] but no matter how quiet, we are still excited about the upcoming games.
95 – Dango Ouattara’s winning goal (94:11) was the last winning goal ever scored by Bournemouth in the Premier League and the second last winning goal scored against Spurs by any team in history (since 2006-07) after Mario Balotelli for Manchester City. in January 2012 (94:39). Dazed. pic.twitter.com/h96atOVCzO
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“We saw Newcastle lose points. The game wasn’t good for us, but we’re going back to the drawing board and working hard in practice.”
Danjuma, who is on loan from Spurs from Villarreal, previously spent two seasons at Bournemouth and was the club’s top player during their 2020–21 league campaign.
Reflecting on how he scored against his former team, he acknowledged his mixed feelings, adding: “It’s always a bit iffy to score goals against your old club.
“I have nothing but love for Bournemouth. They treated me well and gave me a very good three years. However, football is a business. Now I’m at the Spurs and I give my all to the club.”
The Spurs will next play Newcastle once a week from the top four opponents before playing United, which will be the deciding factor for their Champions League ambitions.