Mauricio Pochettino admits it still hurts to think about Arsenal finishing above Tottenham last season.
Spurs were five points clear of the Gunners with three games left and needed only a draw on the final day to finish above their rivals for the first time since 1995.
Pochettino’s men crumbled, however, slipping to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of already-relegated Newcastle, while Arsenal hammered Aston Villa to snatch second place.
The two foes go head to head again at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday and Pochettino admits last season’s collapse still rankles.
“I still feel bad about last season,” he told reporters.
“It was so easy to be above Arsenal in that moment.
“It’s true that we felt very disappointed after the Chelsea game but with two games ahead and only one point (needed) to be above them, that was very frustrating and disappointing.
“It was difficult to not think about that situation. But we have another opportunity now and we will see what happens.”