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‘We killed ourselves’ – Alderweireld massively ‘disappointed’ with Spurs display against Chelsea

Toby Alderweireld has slammed Tottenham’s performance following their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea this weekend, admitting his side ‘killed’ themselves after being reduced to ten men.

Spurs hopes of securing a top-four finish were dealt a huge blow following a home defeat to their London rivals on Sunday, Willian’s first-half double securing victory for Chelsea who moved six points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side in the race to secure Champions League qualification.

It was a poor performance from Tottenham who allowed the visitors to dominate for much of the contest, Willian firing home in superb fashion following a quickly taken corner, before doubling the lead from the penalty spot following Paulo Gazzaniga’s rush of blood in fouling Marcos Alonso.

Their hopes of securing a comeback were further damaged by Son Heung Min’s red card for a petulant kick at Antonio Rudiger, and Alderweireld has condemned his side’s showing on what was a disappointing day for the North London side.

Speaking post-match, Alderweireld said: “I do not think we started well.

“We had to be solid and then we had to find a solution and we did neither. You cannot concede a corner like that.

“We wanted to start the second half well and quickly and then we got a red card. We killed ourselves at that point and made it difficult.

“It is very, very disappointing. But there are a lot of games to play over Christmas and we need to look ahead now.”

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