Peter Crouch has called for Tottenham fans to remain calm after the club suffered their first defeat of the season.
Harry Redknapp’s side lost 3-1 to Manchester United at White Hart Lane to end their 100% record in the Premier League.
Crouch said: â€œWeâ€™ve got fantastic quality and have to remember weâ€™ve had a fantastic start.
â€œIn spells we were the better side and it wasnâ€™t as though we were completely outclassed all game.
â€œFor the first half-hour we were pressing, making them make mistakes and looking like scoring every time we went forward.
â€œBut in the second half, for whatever reason, especially when they went down to 10 men, we stopped closing them down with the intensity we had in first half. We didnâ€™t seem to be able to get close to them.
â€œUnited were fantastic in the second half. Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes started dictating the game. If you let them play they will always hurt you and thatâ€™s what happened.
â€œWe know weâ€™re close to the top teams but theyâ€™ve been the top four for a number of years. I wouldnâ€™t say weâ€™re quite there yet.
â€œBut weâ€™ve got another chance to see quite how close we are against Chelsea next week. If we can get a result there people will start talking us up again.â€
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