Graeme Souness: Tottenham need leaders to respond to Watford loss

Jamie Redknapp

The Blues will be hoping to hit the ground running after the global break with fixtures against Cardiff, West Ham and Liverpool on the horizon.

Success was introduced into Sunday's game in the 70th minute just after Watford restored parity against Spurs who had taken the lead luckily in the 53rd minute off an own goal.

"It is so painful to concede two goals like this", Pochettino said. If you want to be a contender - I am the first person guilty of everything - it is so hard to understand, because I thought we controlled the game in the first 45 minutes.

Sarri has been reluctant to indulge any talk of a possible Chelsea title challenge so early in the season, but after the Bournemouth win, Hazard said the players are aiming to be champions this season - and he believes the attention focused on City and Liverpool could be to their advantage.

The win saw Watford break new ground as they became the first side to win their opening four league games of a top flight campaign in the club's history. The fact they got the goals from set-pieces isn't good for Spurs, but I would be more anxious about some players not competing in the second half when the going got really tough and some of them got rolled over.

"I want to apologise once again and thank you all for your support".

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"The reality is we need to analyse who is in the pitch". "Because he has warned them and some of them have not heeded the warning, I can't remember him being that annoyed [as he was in his post-match interview]".

"I feel it's been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here and one I've enjoyed so much".

"It is disappointing because in the second half we scored, but then be more aggressive, be more strong in the situation [where Watford scored], because in every single game, you are going to find this sort of situation", he said.

"It's about energy and communication. Past year we won 1-0 so we need to repeat this".

The best chance came in the 12th minute with Dele Alli latching onto a long pass from Toby Alderweireld, but the England international's looping header went just over Ben Foster's crossbar. "It is really good I have to say from us and we showed character today and that is good for us". "Of course, myself first, I am responsible - the guilty one when the team loses".

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