Injuries to Ben Davies and Richarlison have added to the mounting issues at Tottenham after boss Antonio Conte launched a livid tirade in opposition to his personal gamers following the dramatic 3-3 draw in opposition to Southampton.
Spurs might have moved above Manchester United into third within the Premier League with victory at St Mary’s, however conceded twice within the ultimate 13 minutes to lose floor within the race for Champions League qualification.
Newcastle are two factors behind fourth-placed Spurs and whereas the hole to Liverpool, Brighton and Brentford stands at seven factors, all 4 golf equipment have video games in hand shifting into April.
Spurs had been already with out captain Hugo Lloris (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee) and Yves Bissouma (ankle) for the south-coast conflict and noticed Richarlison and Davies each compelled off through the first half with muscle points.
The duo are unlikely to hyperlink up with Brazil and Wales respectively for worldwide responsibility subsequent week however the quick concern for Tottenham can be to revive a probably fractured relationship between Conte and a squad described as “selfish players” in a unprecedented 10-minute rant.
The 53-year-old repeatedly criticised the combat of his gamers and insisted they weren’t a group after one other collapse on the highway following current defeats at AC Milan and Sheffield United, which noticed Spurs’ trophy drought proceed.
Centre-back Eric Dier, talking to Premier League Production earlier than Conte’s rant, admitted: “Sloppy mistakes. We lost possession easily, we didn’t have control of the game at 3-1 when we should have. Really poor goals.
“We shouldn’t let them back into the game. They lost both their centre-backs and we should cause them a lot more problems. We only have ourselves to blame.
“There will be lots of ups and downs for everybody fighting for top four and relegation. It will definitely go down to the last couple of weeks of the season. We need to find some consistency.”
Team-mate Dejan Kulusevski agreed after Tottenham went a fifth away match with no win following James Ward-Prowse’s stoppage-time spot-kick.
“Not good enough,” he advised SpursPlay.
“Being up 1-0, 2-1, 3-1, the game should be finished so very bad from us. The penalty is not even a pen but we shouldn’t be in that situation so it is completely our fault. We are very disappointed with ourselves and it is not good enough.
“It feels like a loss. We needed this win. We know this three points was very important and we prepare for this game a lot this week. We are very disappointed and not much words inside there.”
Southampton’s comeback was sparked by former Arsenal ahead Theo Walcott’s first objective of the marketing campaign.
After Pedro Porro and Che Adams struck both facet of half-time, Tottenham took management when Harry Kane and Ivan Perisic scored within the house of 9 second-half minutes.
Walcott lowered the deficit with a close-range end earlier than Ainsley Maitland-Niles, one other Saints participant with Arsenal hyperlinks, received a penalty in opposition to Pape Sarr, which Ward-Prowse emphatically dispatched in added time.
“I thought 3-1 was flattering for Tottenham, to be honest,” Walcott advised the official membership web site.
“We were actually playing pretty well up to that point even though we were losing. I saw a different team out there, a team that’s starting to grow and have an identity that Ruben’s (Selles) trying to bring to us and he’s been a really good man for the whole squad, definitely.”