Mauricio Pochettino downplayed the Wembley factor as Tottenham slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.
Spurs have now dropped out of the automatic qualifying spots in Group E after an error-ridden display in front of a record crowd and now have a tough task on their hands with just two games remaining.
“We were poor. I have nothing to say about Wembley, we were poor,” Pochettino told BT Sport.
“If we analyse the game we created the same number of chances and have more possession but the feeling was always that is was difficult to score.
“We don’t have the freedom to play and show real quality. After two games at Wembley, both have been poor. It is not an excuse, it is the truth.
“Mousa Dembele is an important player for us but it (his first-half injury) is not an excuse. He twisted his ankle and cannot continue in the game.
“We need to improve and change some things. We are in a bad moment. After Manchester City we don’t win and we need to be critical and find answers.”