But the Tottenham boss was surprisingly content with the way his side performed in the second half despite suffering their fifth league defeat of the season.
“We didn’t start well. They could have scored immediately when they hit the post,” he said.
“In the first half I felt the team was probably too sad with the goal conceded and the situation.
“There was a lack of energy. In the last 25, 30 minutes they gave everything but of course with some limitations. We couldn’t score but at the same time gave them the chance to counter-attack.