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Tottenham defender Tanganga finds personal positives in Chelsea defeat

Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga feels he'll be stronger to his performance in defeat at Chelsea.

The young defender relished the eighth appearance of his breakthrough campaign at Stamford Bridge on Saturday but, like his team-mates, was left crestfallen after our 2-1 loss.

“It was tough, the atmosphere, the history between Tottenham and Chelsea, but I enjoyed it," explained Tanganga to the club's website. “As soon I go beyond these white lines, I've so much focus on what the manager wants me to do, the game plan and trying to help the team win."

Now four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, Tanganga insists the race for Champions League qualification remains wide open.

“It's not over," he stated. “We were 12 points behind at one stage but coming into this game, we were one point behind and if we won, we'd have gone above them. Four points is not too much to climb, a win and they drop points... you never know. There are loads of games to go and we'll keep fighting until the end."

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