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Ange Postecoglou admits Tottenham's defeat to Chelsea is down to him

Ange Postecoglou has put the blame on his players as Tottenham's Champions League hopes fell to Chelsea.

Goals from Trevoh Chalobah and Nicolas Jackson handed Spurs their third Premier League defeat in a row, on a comfortable night for Chelsea.

Postecoglou's men remain seven points behind Aston Villa in the race for fourth, but now have just one game in hand, meaning their chances of finishing fourth look slim.

Postecoglou snatches a reporter

Having started the season so well, Spurs are in danger of collapsing as the campaign draws to a close, and have only won twice in their last seven league games.

The former Celtic coach admitted after the game that his team did not play well, and he took responsibility for the defeat.

“It wasn't good enough and I have to take responsibility for that, it's on me”, said the Australian Sky Sports.

Postecoglou was not happy with his team's performance.

“I'm the manager and I'm the one who put them out there and it wasn't good.

“When we played the way we played in the first half, it meant that my message was not successful.”

The Spurs manager allowed his frustration to get the better of him when he was asked what his message was and he answered the reporter.

“Come on mate, we didn't play well,” said the 58-year-old player.

“Do you want me to write you a file where it went wrong? I feel like we've lost a bit of belief and confidence in our football and that's up to me to change that.

“It wasn't about conceding the first goal, it was our way of playing football and we weren't there at all. That's up to me.

“For some time we have been dealing with adversity, that is part of our challenge and part of our growth. We have to go out there and play and sometimes you have to grind.

“We were poor today.”

Tottenham's defeat means former manager Mauricio Pochettino is now on double duty following Chelsea's 4-1 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this season.

It's not easy for Spurs as they travel to Anfield on Sunday, while Chelsea face another derby as West Ham travel to Stamford Bridge.

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