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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was uncharacteristically critical of his side's mentality after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Southampton on Saturday and plunge their chances of Champions League qualification into further peril.

"The second half, we did not take it seriously, I don't want to criticise too much but when you lose a game that was under control after 45 minutes - we should be 3-0, 4-0 - and finishes in 2-1 defeat, it is hard to accept".

With one Premier League point accrued from their last possible 12, Pochettino's side have sunk from title contenders to also-rans.

Redmond fired into the side-netting from an acute angle, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg nearly found the top corner of Lloris net with a shot from 15 yards out.

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

"The reality is you can not only play for 45 minutes, we are a Champions League team, into the quarterfinals", said Pochettino, whose side beat high-flying Borussia Dortmund 1-0 in Germany on Tuesday to complete a 4-0 aggregate win. "The second half was our best of the season".

"Harry is like my son, he has made his name with us, he's one of the best strikers in the world". It's hard to understand the second half, the way that we started the second half and the way that we gave the belief to Southampton.

That is considered to be the minimum requirement for a club that has reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with more needed to be done if Kane and Co are to remain loyal.

"Of course, maybe that is our limit".

"Please do come and see your new stadium and share these moments".

"I take it (Madrid's interest) as something positive, it means someone has noticed that we are doing something right", added the Argentine.

In addition, the club announced on Friday they will finally be moving into their redeveloped White Hart Lane home next month, prompting chants from the visiting supporters of "Tottenham's going home".

"That showed that we still have a lot of work to do, that showed we are not mature enough, that showed that to be in the last level you need more effort, you need more quality, to increase your capacity of commitment".

Chris Hughton's side took the lead through Glenn Murray's early goal at Selhurst Park before Luka Milivojevic equalised with a second-half penalty. Next time need two offside goal and a penalty.

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