Tottenham, in a heart-breaking 3-2 loss, endured a rollercoaster outing against Southampton, making far too many costly mistakes.
It’s the kind of loss that can take a toll on a locker room, such was its devastating nature. Conceding far too many opportunities, Tottenham looked entirely too shaky in defence and allowed the lively away side to come into the match early.
Southampton dominated the first half. Had it not been for Hugo Lloris, Spurs would have gone into the locker room at halftime down.
It looked like Spurs, through a wonderfully worked second goal, turned it around after the interval, only to allow Southampton two free headers in the space of three minutes. That simply cannot happen at this level.
Seeing the match footage will infuriate Antonio Conte, who sees Tottenham’s chances of closing in on the top four evaporate for now.
Here’s the player ratings from a sour night in north London.