Realistically does that being an end to Spurs’ top four hopes?
I don’t know. Look, today is a disappointing result for us. We wanted to come here and win the game. We haven’t done that. That’s very disappointing. We have to get over this and we have to work well this week and hopefully get three points next weekend.
At 1-1 could things have gone different but for that VAR decision for Harry Kane’s ruled out goal?
Of course [it could have changed the game]. Goals change games of football. I’ll be honest when I saw it on the touchline I thought it was onside. The first time I watched it I thought it was onside and I’ve watched it three or four times since and my opinion hasn’t changed on that.
The momentum, the whole feeling of a football match, can change because at that point it stayed 1-1 and at 2-1 it’s a completely different game of football. It was disappointing that we didn’t get the decision there.
With everything at stake, was the desire there and did you see enough from your players?
I did. Yes I did. [Leeds] started well and they had a lot of energy. They’re probably the fittest teams in the Premier League so we knew it was going to be difficult early on.
Unfortunately for us we conceded early on which was tough, but we came back into the game and obviously disappointed to go in at half-time 2-1 down.
The players showed they wanted to win. They came out and they believed in a certain way. They created chances, created some big moments in that second half where we probably needed to take one at 2-1 and to make it 2-2 would have made it a completely different game in the last 15 minutes.
We had to open up because we were chasing the game and they caught us on the counter. So a disappointing afternoon for us.
Are you disappointed at the manner of goals you conceded?
Listen we don’t like conceding goals. I can’t really remember to be perfectly honest what in the moments leading up to the goals, the build-up, the final action. I remember the third but we were chasing the game and we were open so there was so much space, but I’ll have to watch the first two back to give an honest opinion on that.
We took a bit of time to get going in the game and I think that was the disappointing thing for me which you can’t do at this level. We grew into the game and, like I say, the second half we pushed and created moments.
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I think we had Sonny hitting one wide and Harry hitting the bar. Coco had a really big opportunity and their goalkeeper pulled off a really good save from Serge as well. We had moments and like I say in those moments I think you need to be clinical in games like this.
Is Dele now looking more like his old self after his role in Son’s opener?
I think he produced a moment that created a goal for us in the first half so as a No.10 that’s part of your job and that’s what you need to do in that attacking third of the pitch.
I said all along we’ve got many attacking players competing for places so it’s a big training game coming up.