At the start of the season, Tottenham would have been aiming to compete on four fronts for silverware this campaign.

However, after just eight games, Tottenham are already down to three competitions after being knocked out of the League Cup at the earliest possible date.

Spurs were drawn away against the lowest team left in the cup in League 2 outfit, Colchester United, but they were unable to secure a win.

Colchester defended resiliently to see out a 0-0 draw against the Champions League 2019 finalists, before beating them on penalties to put their name in the pot for the next round.

Spurs were missing a creative spark on the pitch, despite the fact that Dele Alli and Lucas Moura started, while Christian Eriksen, Heung Min Son, and Erik Lamela all came on in the second half.

Pochettino believes that his side dominated the game but lacked the aggression in the final third to carve out a goal.

He said (Football London): “We lost the game on penalties and we’re disappointed because today was about to win. When you play at this stage and in this competition it’s only about to win, not only your performance. If you cannot score in 90 minutes that can happen on penalties.

“They were tough, they defended well. Of course, the difference of the level is there and if you analyse the circumstances yes we need to create more and be more aggressive in the final third. We did nearly everything good until the last third. Sometimes you score, sometimes you don’t.

“Today I think we feel disappointed because we dominated the 90 minutes but were not aggressive in the last third in the way you expect. It’s about doing your job and this lack of aggression in the last third make the reality and that’s why we feel disappointed. We had a very good team out on the pitch. We finish with maybe our best-attacking players on the pitch but didn’t find a way to score. That was the problem.”

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