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Norwich boss Farke on Spurs defeat: I can't ask more from my players

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke praised his players in defeat to Tottenham.

Dele Alli struck just before half-time, turning in Serge Aurier's cross.

But Norwich hit back when Ryan Sessegnon brought down Max Aarons inside the box and Teemu Pukki fired the spot-kick beyond Hugo Lloris, who made his return after three months out with a dislocated shoulder.

But Tottenham found a winner in the closing stages when Alli's deflected cross looped to the far post, where Son Heung-min was on hand to nod in.

Farke said, "I can't ask my lads for more. We played a side able to bring on Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen and Gedson Fernandes.

"The lads left their hearts out on the pitch. It's disappointing to drive away with a loss. We have a special group of players.

"It was a fantastic away performance even though it was a defeat.

"It's difficult when you don't win games because it's not good for the mood or confidence. We deserved at least one point. To lose this game because of a deflected cross is tough - no doubt. But you have to keep going."

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