​Southampton manager Claude Puel believes that his side deserved a draw after their 2-1 loss at Tottenham on Sunday.

The Saints fell behind to a long-range Christian Eriksen strike and Dele Alli's penalty in the first-half before James Ward-Prowse's sharp finish set up a nervy climax at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham ultimately held out for the win, but Puel said his side deserved to take something from the game.


"It's a disappointing moment because a draw would have been right for me," he told ​Sky Sports after the match.

"It was a strange game with a strange first half. We have taken two goals without real pressure from the opponent. We played a strong game.

"We didn't have a lot of opportunities but that was the same for Tottenham.

"It's frustrating because we can do better, but it was a good game against the team second in the table. A draw would have been right."

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Southampton had appeals for a penalty waved away by referee Andre Marriner when Ben Davies appeared to take out Dusan Tadic in the box, and Puel said his side should have been awarded a spot-kick.

"It's the same. We should have this penalty so they can have their penalty as well. It was a strange game with injuries in a bad moment and perhaps there were some decisions which weren't perfect," Puel added.

The defeat means Southampton remain 10th in the Premier League, three points behind Stoke who occupy ninth place. Their next fixture sees them entertain Bournemouth after the international break.