Far from trying to dress up yesterday’s 3-0 defeat against league leaders Chelsea, Tottenham’s official website was very open in its assessment of where the game had been lost. Two early goals put the home team in charge before a battling display in the second half did, at least, ensure that the margin of defeat wasn’t an embarrassing one.
‘We took control of possession in the second half without really threatening and were then undone by Loic Remy, who put the issue beyond doubt with Chelsea’s third on 73 minutes,’ the site concludes.
Mauricio Pochettino was also very open, acknowledging that it’s a little hard for fans to keep hearing about positives in defeat.
“We played very well at the start of the game but we conceded the first goal and then the second three minutes later and that made it difficult,” he said.
“Chelsea were then comfortable and it was difficult for us.
“If we scored maybe the game would have been there for us but I’m disappointed because I think we deserved more.
“In the second half we managed the game well until they made it 3-0. We need to be more clinical. Chelsea were and that made the difference.
“Okay, it’s difficult after losing 3-0, but I think there are positives to take. We need to analyse the game but I think we are in a good way.”
The defeat sees us drop to 10th and next up is a home fixture with Crystal Palace in what will be a rare Saturday outing.