Mauricio Pochettino described his side’s performance as poor as Manchester City dismantled Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad on Saturday.
The Argentine said that the better team won as Pep Guardiola’s men extended their winning run to a record 16 games, taking them to 52 points in the Premier League before the half way stage.
The Spurs boss said that his side handed the league leaders a ‘massive gift’ for the opening goal, as Ilkay Gundogan drifted into the penalty area unmarked to score with a strong header.
However he thought his side came back well in the second half, dominating the champions elect for the first 20 minutes of the second half, before finally succumbing to the attacking talents of City.
He also refused to speak individually about any of his players, in particular Dele Alli, who had a disappointing game and was lucky not to see red following a late challenge on De Bruyne.