Jenas: We'll bounce back
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is refusing to be too downbeat.
Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is refusing to be too downbeat despite his side's disappointing defeat to Reading at the weekend.
Prior to their 3-1 loss at the Madejski Stadium and Tottenham had held an impressive ten-match unbeaten, after what was an admittedly slow start to the season.
Spurs boss Martin Jol conceded he was bitterly disappointed with his players at the game's conclusion but Jenas, who has had to pull out of England's squad to face Holland through injury, prefers to paint a more positive spin on matters.
The 23-year-old believes the Reading defeat was merely a blip, confident that Tottenham will continue their rise up the table just as soon as they resume Premiership commitments.
"It's a strong league and anyone can beat anyone but for Spurs it is disappointing," Jenas said.
"We're looking to climb the table and have been on a good run of games, to go to Reading and lose was not something we expected.
"We've got the quality in the side, it's not like we haven't got the quality to do it.
"We've just got to buck up our ideas from the Reading game and go on that run. We beat Chelsea but lose against Reading so it doesn't mean anything. So it was a bad one for us.
"You never go into games too confident, you pay respect to your opponents. But we were confident in our own ability and we can put it down to three sloppy goals we conceded.
"It's up to us to bounce back in the next game and make sure we get a win and put all the wrongs right."