“You need a certain attitude to play in these games and the boys did that. We played the game we had to play, which is not our game.
“I have not seen it [Xhaka’s challenge] back, they checked it so probably a red card.
“To plan with the numbers we have, we don’t have any midfielders, becomes really complicated, because whatever we do is not natural.
“The extra motivation to play a derby [at Tottenham on Sunday] brings the energy when you don’t have it. No excuses, we have to play it.”