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Last Updated: Saturday, 22 April 2006, 14:56 GMT 15:56 UK
Jol hits back at furious Wenger
Martin Jol remonstrates with Arsene Wenger
Jol (right) and Wenger square up on the touchline
Spurs boss Martin Jol has shrugged off accusations of "lying" from Arsenal rival Arsene Wenger after Saturday's North London derby at Highbury.

Wenger was furious Tottenham did not put the ball out of play after Emmanuel Eboue and Gilberto Silva were injured in the build-up to Robbie Keane's goal.

Jol said he did not see the incident, promptly an angry response from Wenger.

But the Dutchman hit back: "I don't know what he is on about. I didn't even see it, I was watching Edgar Davids."

Wenger angrily confronted Jol on the touchline, forcing stewards to intervene, and refused to shake his hand at the final whistle.

We are definitely in the Uefa Cup at least now, but the players were not even celebrating
Spurs boss Martin Jol

But Jol was more concerned about the result and his side's quest for Champions League qualification.

"Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win but for me we deserved something out of this game," said the Spurs boss, whose side are fourth in the table, four points ahead of the Gunners.

"Even the Arsenal fans would agree with me. Hopefully we can win our next two matches and we'll be fourth."

Spurs just need to win their two remaining matches to achieve Jol's objective while Arsenal must win their game in hand and hope their rivals slip up.

Their first goal was a disgrace. They lie when they say they didn't see it
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

"We played marvellously in the first half and created three or four chances," added Jol.

"Aaron Lennon and Robbie Keane did well. We are definitely in the Uefa Cup at least now, but the players were not even celebrating, which is good because it shows me they want to finish fourth.

"Maybe if Arsenal slip up we can do it by getting four points. To go to Highbury isn't easy, because they never seem to concede goals, in the league or the Champions League.

"The fact we did so well makes me a very pleased man."

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