Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 2-1 defeat on the road to RSC Anderlecht on Thursday in the Europa League. The Spurs sits in third place in Group J.
Tottenham got off to a good start after an early goal by Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen in the 4th minute. Guillaume Gillet tied things up nine minute later, and Stefan Okaka scored the winner for Anderlecht in the 75th minute.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was not pleased with the loss or with the way his team defended on set pieces.
“I’m very disappointed,” Pochettino told the Spurs’ website after the game. “I think that we started the game very well, scored for 1-0 and then created some clear chances to score two or three goals, but you have to look at how the game changed on set pieces.
“On the first chance they scored, after that there was another big chance for them and it was difficult to come back into the game and play like we started the match.
“With the way we lost focus in the game you always pay because it changes the dynamic of the match.
“We need to learn about that. We are very upset about the result and very disappointed but we need to take the positive things, we need to learn to kill the games off and play at 200 per cent every game.
“When you lose your focus you will pay on the pitch.”
Tottenham sits in third place in Group J with four points, one behind leaders AS Monaco.