Pep Guardiola was happy to concede that Spurs were the better side after tasting defeat for the first time as Manchester City boss.
The former Barcelona boss saw his perfect Premier League record shattered at White Hart lane, as Spurs cruised to a 2-0 victory.
However, Guardiola has remained calm, admitting: “They were better. We were not in the right positions so congratulations to them.
“The first goal is quite similar to the one we conceded in Glasgow, it is always difficult to recover. We played much better in the last 15 or 20 minutes. We knew they would press us high, we wanted that but they did it better.
“[Losing] is part of the game, part of our job. I never thought that we would not lose a game, you can’t imagine that. It is normal to the process, sometimes it happens and it can help us improve.
“I am not here for the talk around me, I am here to do my job. It is October, you cannot imagine my team is already done. I am new here. So far it has been an amazing performance but we need more, we have to work more, it is what it is.
“At the end of the season you can win and still realise that you are not perfect.”