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Spurs interim boss Stellini - 'Too easy, too easy' for Bournemouth.

Substitute Dango Ouattara hit the net during stoppage time as Bournemouth registered a shock win over Spurs in the Premier League on Saturday.

Heung-min Son broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when he finished off Ivan Perisic's assist before Uruguay left-back Matias Vine levelled the score for Bournemouth in his first Premier League start with a superb strike 24 minutes later.

Then Dominic Solanke put The Cherries ahead six minutes into the second half as the away side looked to be cruising to a 2-1 win, but Spurs responded in the 88th minute as substitute Arnaut Danjuma scored against his former club to make it 2-2.

Richarlison came close to securing the three points for the hosts but his close-range header went wide, however, the surprise came late in stoppage time when Dango Ouattara netted a dramatic winner to send the home crowd into misery.

The match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was delayed by 15 minutes because the Bournemouth coach was held by traffic following an accident, but that didn't stop Gary O'Neil's boys from putting up a fight against the North London side.

The result means Bournemouth are now six points clear of the relegation zone in 14th while Spurs remain in the fifth spot in the English top flight.

Too easy, too easy for Bournemouth

Speaking to BBC MOTD, Spurs interim coach Cristian Stellini said: "It is a really tough day today because we didn't achieve what we want. We gave everything on the pitch and I think everyone understands this. But we allowed them to score the first two goals too easily. Too easy, too easy.

"It is difficult then, when you are one goal down. You have to be strong at this moment to create a unit and have our fans with us. In the second half, we tried to push and we were so close to scoring. After the second goal, Richarlison heads the ball to win the game.

"If Richarlison scores that opportunity we are probably here to enjoy a moment. But now we do not enjoy it because we allowed them to score three goals.

"I think we play very good in the first half, the first 20 minutes. We scored but then from scoring to conceding their second goal I am not happy with the performance. When you score one, the mindset has to be to score again. We didn't do this. It is important for me that they understand why you try to score one more rather than conceded chances."

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