Harry Kane's goalscoring return against Arsenal provided a vital boost to the Tottenham squad, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
The Gunners boss did concede that the two factors were not enough to take the blame from failing to win away from his own side, given that they were not able to add a second goal after Spurs defender Kevin Wimmer headed into his own net to gift the home side the lead.
But Harry Kane levelled from the penalty spot after the break to earn a share of the spoils, and Spurs remain unbeaten in their 11 top-flight fixtures so far this term.
The England worldwide missed 10 games for Tottenham, the last six of which the club failed to win or find the back of the net from open play, but as his side remain unbeaten in the league, Kane denies claims the form is a "crisis". We worked so hard previous year to be in the Champions League and our performances haven't been good enough. It is always hard after 10 games out, but I'm happy he is back. "It's hard. It's like watching my family - I just want to be out there helping them".
Speaking to BT Sport after Sunday's draw, Ferdinand said: "I'm still not 100 per cent sure but they're there or thereabouts".
"It was an important goal to get us back in the game and we could even have sneaked a victor at the end when Christian hit the post".
"We have been very consistent until now so, even if we are frustrated now, let's try to transform that into positive energy when the Premier League restarts".
Spurs went into the North London derby without a win in six matches and off the back of Wednesday's disappointing 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. "I am happy he is back, it is important for the team to feel one of our best players is available". "I think yes", Pochettino said after the match. "As Arsenal manager, I wouldn't have given it!"
Arsene Wenger believes rivals Chelsea and Liverpool's absence in European competitions this season will benefit them in challenging Arsenal for the Premier League title.
"We had loads of chances all through the game, especially at the end of the second half".