Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Joe Jordan is trying to remain positive after his side’s last-gasp defeat to Manchester City.
A Mario Balotelli penalty in the last minute of injury time secured the win for Roberto Mancini’s side, after Spurs had clawed back a two goal deficit.
The White Hart Lane club were inches away from winning it themselves, but Jermain Defoe just couldn’t get enough on Gareth Bale’s square pass and Jordan is adamant they will concentrate on the positives.
“When you are 2-0 down it looks like an uphill task and difficult to retrieve,” he told the official Tottenham website.
“You climb that mountain, get the goals and the way the game was looking, I only thought one team was going to go and win it.
“That’s the fine line, from the moment the ball goes across and we’re trying to put it into the City net, to conceding a penalty and losing the game, all in a couple of minutes.”
A win for Harry Redknapp’s side would have brought them to within two points of City and their title credentials would have been undeniable.
As it stands, they now trail the leaders by eight points and second place Manchester United by five after Sir Alex Ferguson’s side triumphed at Arsenal later in the day.
Jordan was philosophical over his side’s bad luck but he refused to dwell on the nature of the defeat, preferring to concentrate on an impressive performance.
“That’s football, it’s so unpredictable and makes it an incredible game. Unfortunately we’ve come down on the wrong side of it,” he added.
“It’s a tough one to take because I don’t think we deserved it, but you have to accept it in football.
“The final score is they won the game, they've got the three points but there is lot to take on the positive side of things.
“We didn’t pick up any points but the performance was good.”