Sokratis admits Arsenal are frustrated that they couldn’t find a winning goal against Sp*rs but admits that bouncing back from two goals behind to grab a 2-2 draw was important.
Christian Eriksen’s strike on 10 minutes and Harry Kane’s penalty five minutes before half time put the visitors in a commanding position but they were pegged back by Alex Lacazette’s goal just before the break and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poacher’s finish with 19 minutes remaining.
Sokratis thought he’d bagged a winner when he bundled home a cross late on but the referee, backed by VAR, ruled it out for offside.
“It was a very difficult game but in the second half we played very good and I think we had a big chance to win this game,” the Greek told Arsenal.com.
“It [Alex Lacazette’s goal] was very important, I think in the first half we played good, we like to attack, we like to shoot.”
The Gunners mustered 26 attempts on goal, double the number of Sp*rs, although our neighbours managed more on target, nine, compared to our eight.
“We would have like to have won this game,” added the Greek, “Tottenham are a very good team, they play well on the counter attack but in the second half I think we played much better.
“At the end of the game if you see the second half we are not happy because we had many more chances to win the game, but in the end it is better if we don’t lose. We would have liked to win this game but it is also important to get a point.
“I think we’ve started the season good, last year the first games we did not win, so this year we are playing much better in our first games but we still have to improve. We have to work and there’s a long way to go.”