Nacer Chadli playing for Spurs
Nacer Chadli. Reuters

Tottenham star Nacer Chadli has revealed that he hasn't got a lot of sleep for two nights thinking about the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal in the club's last Premier League game.

After losing against Chelsea and the Gunners in their last two league matches, Spurs' hopes of securing Champions League football next season are slim, as they are fifth in the table, seven points off Manchester City - who still have three games in hand.

Tomas Rosicky's early goal was enough for the Gunners, even though Tim Sherwood's side enjoyed 59 per cent possession and 17 shots to Arsenal's seven.

"Two days later and I'm still thinking about this game. I didn't get a lot of sleep for two nights thinking about it." Chadli said in an interview with Tottenham's official website.

"It's a huge shame that we lost the game. We had more of the ball and more chances. We deserved more."

Chadli himself had three good chances to pull Spurs level during the second half, and admitted: "I did some good things in the game but I also should have scored.

"Everything happened so quickly. I couldn't do it with my first touch so I took a second, chopped inside onto my right and shot, but there were two defenders on the line. Perhaps it looked easier than it was."

The Belgium international has already played two North London derbies following his summer move to White Hart Lane.

"It's a game you have to play in to feel it. The atmosphere was electric. Even after going 1-0 down in the second minute, the fans were right behind us throughout the game, pushing us. They were fantastic."

Meanwhile, his team-mate Andros Townsend has urged Tottenham to move on and focus on their next Europe League game against Benfica.

"Everyone is disappointed but we can take positives from the game. We know it was a good team performance, we worked hard, controlled possession and had more chances. We know ultimately we lost, but we can take the positives to Benfica,"

"It's another big game on Thursday and then back here [against Southampton] on Sunday. There is still a lot to play for. We have to put this behind us and move on."

Even though they lost 3-1 in the first leg against Benfica, Townsend believes the tie is not over.

"We've nothing to lose. We're two goals behind from the home leg, so we can go there, have a go and see what happens."