Last Updated: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 11:38
Rafael van der Vaart has put the derby defeat behind him and will not allow it to ruin their confidence during the run in.
The Dutchman was hoping to feature for Holland against England but he wasn't risked so he is still waiting for his first cap but he is now ready to concentrate on the remainder of the season.
He's determined to lift his team-mates who were over run in the second half at the Emirates stadium last weekend.
The next League match could hardly be more difficult - Manchester United at White Hart Lane - a clash Spurs haven't won since 2001.
Van der Vaart declared: "It won't be difficult to lift ourselves. Do we have the mental strength to put this behind us? Of course.
"It will be difficult against United but the confidence is there. This season, we have nearly always played well at home. Yesterday was a bad day but that's all it was."
Van der Vaart admitted that Spurs' challenge for the title is probably at an end after they fell ten points behind leaders Manchester City, whose 5-1 win at White Hart Lane on August 28 was the last Premier League victory for a visiting team there.
Harry Redknapp has already stressed last week the importance of finishing as the highest-placed London club, and Van der Vaart still insists Spurs have the edge on Arsenal and Chelsea.
He added: "The title? Of course you always hope but Manchester City are winning their games so easily, especially now we have lost, so maybe the title is over. Third is our main goal now and I'm really confident we can finish there."
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