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Mauricio Pochettino accused Tottenham players of not taking the second half seriously after conceding twice in five minutes at Southampton, a 2-1 defeat that threatens their Champions League qualification for next season.

Spurs were keeping in touch with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League until recently but failure to win in their last four league games has seen them slip to 13 points behind leaders City.

Spurs, buoyed by the news their new stadium will open early next month, dominated the opening period at St Mary's and went ahead through Harry Kane's 200th career goal for club and country.

But Yan Valery, who scored his first senior goal against Manchester United last week, scrambled home an equaliser with 14 minutes of normal time left before James Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick snatched the win.

Harry Kane's first-half goal looked likely to give the visitors all three points, as Mauricio Pochettino, serving a two-game touchline ban for confronting referee Mike Dean after losing to Burnley two weeks ago, watched from the stands.

"For me to move to the next level or the last level, I think it's not only today to show a very professional performance how we showed".

"It's about complacency, it's about arrogance in a bad way". The following has been agreed with the Premier League, Brighton and Crystal Palace to ensure that our first game is a Premier League match prior to a UEFA Champions League quarter-final match.

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"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".

"I am so, so, so disappointed".

"In order to achieve a formal safety certificate for fixtures to be held at the new stadium, we are required to hold two Test Event matches with increasing levels of attendances", read a club statement.

"I take it as something positive", Pochettino said to RTVE. "We need to do more", he said.

"It's important now to know that we need to fight a lot until the end of the season. To be consistent, you need time, if you want to be a real contender in the future".

"We lost against Man United after a really sensational game we played there".

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