Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he felt his men were the better team at the Emirates, despite them losing 5-2 to north London rivals Arsenal.
But the Portuguese manager insists the scoreline flattered Arsene Wenger's men as his side were on top for almost the whole game.
“I wouldn’t give too much importance to the sending off,” he said. “We are very proud of what we did here today. The scoreline is big for Arsenal but the game was not so big. It was big on our side. We are proud of what we did with eleven men and we’re proud of what we did with ten men.
“I think we were on top from the first minute to the last. I certainly compliment Arsenal for what they did but I think we played with great passion, ambition and desire.”
And Villas-Boas believes that Howard Webb made the correct call when he sent off Emmanuel Adebayor after 17 minutes.
He added: “It was a difficult decision for the referee but he didn’t go in to the challenge to [get] Cazorla, he went to dispute the ball. It’s a difficult decision to judge but in the end I think it’s the right decision.”