Football - Saints boss angered by Spurs loss

Mauricio Pochettino was a frustrated man after seeing his Southampton side's winless run extended to six Barclays Premier League matches with a 3-2 home defeat to Tottenham.

The Argentinian felt his team showed too much Christmas spirit, in the sense that he thought they gifted Spurs their goals - Emmanuel Adebayor netted either side of a Jos Hooiveld own goal.

Saints took the lead through Adam Lallana and made it 2-2 through Rickie Lambert.

"It was very frustrating, we are very angry about the result," said manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been linked with the vacant Spurs post.

"We actually dressed up as Santa Claus today and gifted them so many goals and so many chances.

"We started off quite well in the first half, we got the 1-0 and we were very close to getting the 2-0 but then when we conceded the equaliser it was very hard to get back in the game, especially in the second half it was very tough."