Patrick van Aanholt believes Crystal Palace showed further signs of improvement and will “be alright” despite the defeat against Spurs.
Juan Foyth’s 66th minute header for Tottenham made it a sixth defeat in seven without a win in all competitions, and after encouraging performances against Arsenal and Chelsea, they were perhaps unfortunate again on Saturday evening.
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Jordan Ayew essentially gifted Foyth a free header when Spurs otherwise looked unlikely to score, and Alexander Sorloth had threatened an equaliser.
Palace face Manchester United after the international football break before their fixtures become kinder, and Van Aanholt told the club’s official website: “We played well, we played strongly but we didn’t get any points. It’s frustrating but we’ve got to stick together.
“It’s a difficult time but, like I said, we need to stick together like we always do and the points will come. “We were solid defensively, it was just a bad day. “We’ve been here before. But, like I said, we are very good, we’ve just got to get the points up. As soon as we get the points up, we’ll be alright.”