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Walker: Let's pick ourselves up


KYLE WALKER has told Tottenham they must move on quickly from their north London derby loss at Arsenal.

Apart from an early opportunity for Christian Eriksen, Spurs created very little and the Gunners never looked like failing to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Having been on the end of two 5-2 thrashings at the Emirates Stadium, Walker knows the defeat could have been much more painful.

And the Spurs full-back wants the team to bounce back from the defeat by returning to winning ways against Crystal Palace in the Premier League next week.

"It's disappointing and frustrating to lose to the local rivals," Walker said. "But we showed a lot of character. We kept going. We have come here previously and (the score) has been higher than 2-0.

"We have got to pick ourselves up. We have a big game on Saturday, a London derby and we need to get the three points because we have been fantastic (in the league)."

Tottenham were anything but fantastic on Saturday.

Michael Dawson and Vlad Chiriches were easily shown up by the pace of Theo Walcott and the trickery of 18-year-old midfielder Serge Gnabry.

Mousa Dembele and 19-year-old Nabil Bentaleb, who was making his first start, were overran in midfield.

Up front Emmanuel Adebayor, billed as Tottenham's most deadly weapon, rarely featured.

Tim Sherwood was not helped by a lack of options on the bench, though. Tottenham have a crippling injury list and Walker thinks the squad have done a good job with limited resources.

"As the gaffer said to us after, we have had limited numbers to play with and credit is due to the lads that have played," said Walker."