PALACE midfielder James McArthur says he and his team-mates "have to win" at Tottenham on Saturday following their narrow defeat to Aston Villa.
The Scotsman impressed in the middle of the park and helped stem a number of attacks through to Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha out wide.
"It was really gutting – the boys were really gutted," McArthur told the Advertiser.
"I felt the game was there to be won and we've conceded a poor goal on our part.
"We are in an OK position in the league at the moment – it could be better but it could be a lot worse.
"We know we have to start getting clean sheets, and we've been so close to it. Villa's only real chance is the one they scored.
"They didn't have many more chances but at the end of the day they have been clinical. We got to Spurs now and we have to win."
For the full interview, don't miss Friday's Croydon Advertiser.
By Mark Ritson (MR_LWMedia)