Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits Tottenham deserved their 2-1 win yesterday.
O'Neill had no complaints about the result despite seeing his side take the lead.
He said: "We played with a lot of commitment and a lot of heart. We got ourselves in front just before half-time and it was obviously disappointing to concede two goals within two minutes.
"It knocked us back and while we were trying to press, Tottenham obviously had chances to make it three, but right until the end, we kept going, so I couldn't fault the commitment of the team at all."