Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira explains why he’s not upset despite 4-0 Tottenham thrashing

Crystal Palace lost their fourth league game of the season at home but manager Patrick Vieira says saw enough to know his team will be back.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says his team deserved more from the game despite their second half collapse that saw them lose 4-0 to Tottenham in the Premier League.

The Eagles were the better side in the first half and still created more chances than Spurs who were simply clinical with Kane bagging a brace and Son and Matt Doherty each scoring to seal a comprehensive win in south London.

Palace have lost their invincibility at home this season, the defeat to Spurs was the fourth of the campaign, and all have come against London based clubs.

Arsenal were the first to take all three points before Chelsea, Fulham and now Spurs have all taken tasted victories at Selhurst. Patrick Vieira, who called for consistency ahead of the game admitted his team gave it their best shot and did not deserve the absolute beating they got from the Lillywhites.

He told reporters after the game: “ I would not put those two games together. I think everything went wrong in the Fulham game – we had two red cards, and our attitude wasn’t right.

“Today, with the way we played the game, we had the right attitude, and we were toe-to-toe against them. We created the best chance in the first half and had a really good period.

“If we scored the goal before half time, maybe the game would be different. We came back in the second half, and they scored the goal through bad defending, I would say.

“Against Tottenham, when you go one down, it becomes really difficult because they go back with the line of five and the midfield of four – they are really tight and there is no space. In the counter-attack, they can hurt you – that’s what happened to us.”

The Eagles will now take on Southampton in the FA Cup before turning attention to Chelsea in the Premier League.