But an bad capitulation after the break saw Saints turn it around with goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse to leave Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea breathing down their necks in the race for the top four. We dominated the game but could not kill it off, " Alli told the BBC.
"I'm a little bit exhausted but very happy for a big performance from the team", Hasenhuttl said. Battered by Tottenham during a one-sided first period, the hosts played the second half with a relentless determination to cancel out Harry Kane's goal on 26 minutes.
Spurs hit the woodwork twice in as many minutes midway through the first half, with Maya Yoshida's attempted interception from a right-wing cross hitting the post before the Japanese was forced to clear at the second time of asking.
"Of course I want to beat them but I wish them all the best".
With the prospect of returning to White Hart Lane prompting chants of "We're going home" from the large travelling support, it looked like being a memorable afternoon for the visitors after Kane's eighth goal in nine games against Southampton.
Spurs took immediate control and two Kane efforts in the opening five minutes - both off target from distance - were a warning to the holes they were finding in the Saints' defence.
Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal in the Premier League at Wembley last weekend as they suffered another blip in their top-flight form.
James Ward-Prowse free-kick caps Saints comeback against Tottenham
Kane found his England team-mate Dele Alli, then peeled off to the backpost where he got the ball back before firing in a low finish.
"To understand that if we want more and we want to keep our position in the top four and we want to fight on the quarter-finals, we need to give more in the future and increase our level".
"Everything you need to increase on the last level to be the best team, the best club in the world".
"We need to be careful how we assess ourselves and it's so important to live in the reality".
"If we can maybe make it again in the Europa League, I think it would be the same as Tottenham winning the Premier League".
England captain Kane is their top scorer this season with 24 goals and his strike in Saturday's loss at Southampton was the 200th of the 25-year-old's club and global career. We have to go one step further for me to win things in my football career.
"We lost against Man United after a really sensational game we played there". I am so curious to see why they have done what they've chose to do what they have done.
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