Christian Eriksen says the Lilywhites have to blame themselves for their disappointing end to the season as they lost 5-1 to Newcastle on Sunday.
The magpies smashed Mauricio Pochettino's men at St. James' Park as Spurs finished the campaign in third spot, below arch rivals Arsenal.
Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum fired in the opener at St. James' Park and Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home to make it 2-0.
Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela reduced the deficit before Mitrovic was sent off for a nasty challenge on Kyle Walker.
Wijnaldum then scored his second from the penalty spot to make it 3-1, and Rolando Aarons and Daryl Janmaat sealed the win with a goal each.
However, after the match the Eriksen told Sky Sports: "It hurts a lot (not to finish second). The last four games we needed one more point and we can only blame ourselves for the last four games.
"It is maybe good to have a break now and concentrate on other stuff and keep our head really open for next season and be even better."