Gylfi Sigurðsson optimistic about Tottenham season

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea celebrates scoring his teams first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns on February 4, 2012 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Icelandic football player Gylfi Sigurðsson continued his fine start to the new Premier League campaign, scoring the opening goal in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with London rivals Chelsea.

However, the Icelandic international admitted he would much rather have not been on the score sheet, preferring to have won the game. He told Tottenham’s official website it was nice to continue his scoring run, particularly against Chelsea, but three points would have been a better outcome.

Sigurdsson opened the scoring in the first half of the Saturday lunchtime derby, but Chelsea came back strong and equalised through a John Terry header in the second half.

The forward said that his team put in a great first-half performance, created a number of chances and grabbed the goal, but admitted that Chelsea were the best team in the second half up until Fernando Torres received his marching orders for a supposed elbow of Spurs defender Jan Vertongen.

Sigurdsson went on to say Spurs then dominated the final 10 minutes but were unable to break through the strong Chelsea backline. He said that the team is full of confidence and, if they had managed to grab the second goal, could have wrapped the game up.

He added that they are now looking forward to the next game against Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia in the Europa League this Thursday.