The New Zealand skipper was marched for a second yellow card late in his side's remarkable 3-2 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday (NZT), following two quickfire Harry Kane goals.
Boyhood Tottenham fan Harry Winks admits he was lost for words after scoring on his Premier League debut in the late win over West Ham.
They did not reckon with the intervention of Kane, who demonstrated his poachers' instinct to equalise on the rebound when substitute Son Heung-min had a shot saved by Darren Randolph.
Their current form is a good one, with four victories and one draw in the last games in all competitions. He is a very important player for us.
Monaco manager Jardim said: "Tottenham is a better team with Harry Kane".
That allowed West Ham's Manuel Lanzini to add to Michail Antonio's first-half opener for the visitors.
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A deflated Obiang said after the game: "We were very upset in the dressing room after the final whistle".
His strike mattered little on a desperate day for West Ham, which saw them finish the game with 10 men after Winston Reid was sent off for two bookable offences.
He told Spurs TV: "That is the good thing we need to take out of the game".
"I don't know if I can say we are happy with the performance but we showed character today".
"It was important, we were in a very hard period last month and it was hard for different reasons and it was important to win". It's simple - he is one of the leaders and tomorrow is an important moment for Tottenham this season, we need all our top players on the top level. "Unfortunately it wasn't to be".
In the first meeting between the two, Monaco managed to get a priceless win at Wembley thanks to goals from Lemar and Silva, before a consolation goal from Toby Alderweireld provided Tottenham with hope of getting back into the match. All I have seen is their penalty after the game and it was a penalty, it was a very clever move from Son. Now it's the complete opposite - we're buzzing, we can't wait to play again. We wanted to put a statement down, with other teams dropping points around us. It's a tough schedule.
"We have to take the positives out of the game. We don't have to be afraid of any of them".