Former Arsenal star Kolasinac ‘couldn’t sleep for three nights’ after losing to Tottenham with Marseille

Former Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac has revealed that he couldn't sleep for three nights after losing to Tottenham Hotspur with his new club Marseille.

The left-back joined the Ligue 1 outfit in the summer after leaving the Gunners on a free transfer.

Kolasinac played against his former rivals in the Europa League group stages match in November, but his team were defeated 3-1.

And the Bosnian international has admitted that the defeat had a profound effect on him, revealing that he was struggling to sleep in the days after the game.

“I couldn't sleep for three nights after the game,” he said. “I was really angry about it. I thought about it all the time.

“I don't like to lose and it was a very tough game. We didn't play our best, we made too many mistakes and it cost us the game.

“It was a tough one to swallow but I'm sure we can learn from it. We have to learn how to manage games better and not make the same mistakes again.”

Kolasinac also revealed that he was delighted to see his former club doing so well this season after they finished eighth in the Premier League last season.

The 27-year-old said: “I'm really happy for them. They have had a great season so far and I'm sure they will be fighting for the top four again.

“They have a great team with some very talented players and it's great to see them doing so well.”

Kolasinac has made 14 appearances for Marseille since joining the club, and he will be looking to help them secure a place in the Champions League next season.