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Japhet Tanganga mixed emotions after Tottenham defeat at Man City

Japhet Tanganga had mixed emotions after featuring in Tottenham's defeat to Manchester City.

The defender made his first appearance in the Premier League this season at the Etihad Stadium.

"As a defender, as well as you play, it's never nice to concede one goal, let alone three," said Tanganga.

“I'm happy to make my first appearance in the Premier League this season but we need to look back at it as a team and see where we can do better, but we move on to the next one on Thursday.

“As a young player, to play in these games is not something you can take for granted. It shows trust that the manager puts you in this magnitude of game, so I needed to approach it right, be aggressive and know these guys are where they are for a reason."

As for the game itself, he also told is club's website: “We started well, we had a plan, the more time you give them on the ball they are going to get that momentum, so we knew we had to get after them, press them and we started well, but the penalty changed the game.

“If Harry's free-kick goes in, we get that momentum. In the second half, they showed their quality and once they scored the second goal, their confidence was sky high."

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