Pep Guardiola conceded his Manchester City side were beaten by a better team on the day as Tottenham ran out 2-0 winners at White Hart Lane. City's 100 per cent run in the Premier League under Guardiola came to an end on Sunday as Aleksandar Kolarov's own goal and a close-range finish by Dele Alli before half-time sealed three points for Mauricio Pochettino's Lilywhites. "They were better, they played good," Guardiola told Sky Sports. "We had problems with our build-up and with the second balls we were not in the right positions.
"Congratulations to the opponent. We must rest, for the people who are still here [not on international duty] and keep going.
Read More: Big Future for Malang Sarr. "After the first goal, it is always difficult to recover the enthusiasm. "In the last 15 or 20 minutes we played much better but we had problems to create our game.
"We know that [Tottenham] press high. We want to do that; they did it better, that's all." The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added: "It is part of the game, part of our job. I never thought that we would not lose a game, you can't imagine that. It is normal to the process, sometimes it happens and it can help us improve. "I am not here for the talk around me, I am here to do my job. To get better you have to have the process and analyse what you do well and not well. "It is October, you cannot imagine my team is already done. I am new here. So far it has been amazing performances but we need more, we have to work more. It is what it is. "At the end of the season you can win and still realise that you are not perfect. The team fought until the end and that was the most important thing."