Southampton 2-1 Tottenham: Premier League - Player Ratings

This will ensure Spurs play one Premier League game before their Champions League quarter-final home leg.

"Reaction? Mine is like yours", he told a news conference. We changed a lot from the first half to the second half. "It's hard to accept and understand". It's a thing that worries me.

And, in the St Mary's media room, Pochettino did not hold back in his analysis of what a third defeat in four matches meant, not just for his side's prospects, but for the club's future direction.

The former Southampton coach had hinted at his frustration at his sanction before it was announced in midweek, revealing after the Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund that he was "very disappointed" with the "football people in our country".

The England star showed glimpses of why he's so highly-rated, especially in the first half, when he set up Kane for the game's opening goal, and will be an important player for them between now and May.

Tottenham are not in action for three weeks now, due to the FA Cup next weekend and the worldwide break. "It's hard to take the feeling we've got today".

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all breathing down their neck, and the prospect that Mauricio Pochettino's side miss out is a distinct possibility.

"I'm a little bit exhausted but very happy for a big performance from the team", Hasenhuttl said.

"That was the best second half since I've been here", said Hasenhüttl as he reflected on a win that lifts Southampton to 16th, two points above the drop zone.

"Hello FA, one offside goal doesn't help us win matches any longer".

"Of course, maybe that is our limit".

"When you lose the momentum after 45 minutes, that is about mentality, that is about being strong and keeping the right. Southampton will punish you". For every Southampton fan, they want to see us higher in the table and at the moment we are struggling still to avoid relegation. "The second half we did not take it seriously". "Because in my mind it wasn't a big deal and it wasn't the best way to complain or talk with the referee, but I never expected this type of situation".

"I am a little bit in shock because I think it's completely unfair", he said. In the last few years, we are living more in perception of reality, now to say is reality.

Callum Wilson opened the scoring on his return from a two-month injury layoff to aid his chances of making Gareth Southgate's England squad later this week before Ryan Fraser doubled the Cherries' advantage 24 minutes from time.

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