Leandro Trossard scored the only goal of the game as Tottenham slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Brighton on Sunday evening.
In truth, but perhaps could and should have been more for Graham Potter’s team, who completed outplayed Spurs in what was a shocking display from Jose Mourinho’s side.
Tottenham remain sixth in the Premier League, but are six points behind the top-four, and 11 behind leaders Manchester City.
Mourinho rung the changes following Thursday’s defeat to Liverpool – handing starts to the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko and a rare Premier League appearance for Gareth Bale, who failed to impress.
However, there was no place in the matchday squad for right-back Serge Aurier, who was reported to have stormed out and left the stadium at half-time against Liverpool.
But when speaking to the press after the game, the Spurs boss described the decision as technical, and was pleased with the performance of Sissoko, who replaced Aurier on the right.
“It’s a technical decision, and I’m happy with the decision because Moussa played very well,” he told Football.London.