Tottenham didn't match the Liverpool's tempo, says Spurs boss.
Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed with how his side fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday and following the match the Tottenham boss said they aren't ready to win the Premier League title.
Sadio Mane's brace at Anfield ended Spurs' nine-match unbeaten league run as the Lilywhites gave Chelsea a chance to increase the gap when they play Burnley on Sunday.
"If Chelsea go 12 points clear it is a big problem, but not only for us," said the Spurs coach in quotes reported by BBC Sport.
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"It is difficult to fight for the Premier League if you show that performance, that lack of desire to play for a win. If you start a game like we start then it is very difficult.
"We never coped with the tempo of their game. Liverpool deserve the credit.
"It will be difficult for anyone to catch Chelsea, it is a massive gap. More difficult than before.
"We are second in the table, my feeling now is not so good, but we need to recover after defeat and try to fight.
"We need to focus on the Europa League and the FA Cup before our next league game."
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