Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino was at a loss to explain how his side fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Wednesday.
Spurs registered twice as many shots on target as their opponents but were shocked by an 83rd minute Robert Huth goal to fall to a disappointing defeat at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.
Pochettino praised his young side’s performance, but warned them to take heed of the result as an example of what can happen if you do not take your chances.
“I am very disappointed,” he said. “It was an unfair result, but it is football and we need need to accept it and try to improve for the next game.
“We gave our all. It was a great effort from the players but when you dominate and you do not score, and give the chance to the opponent, you lose the game.
“It is difficult to accept and difficult to explain to our supporters. We played very well in the first 15 minutes and created lots of chances – all the stats are positive. But we missed something and gave them the chance to score.”
The Lilywhites have a chance to make up lost ground when they host struggling Sunderland on Saturday and Pochettino called for an improved performance.
“We need to be positive and try to improve,” he added. “We are young and we need to work more and improve more. We have opponents later that are strong, play deeper, and play long-ball. They play in a different way.
“But we need to give Leicester full credit because the way they fight and believe is unbelievable.”