Pochettino blasts defending as Spurs stung by Hornets

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Tottenham and Watford meet on Sunday with both teams hoping to maintain their perfect start to the season Credit Getty Images

After a tepid first half, Tottenham were gifted the lead when Abdoulaye Doucoure scored an own goal in the 53rd minute, deflecting the ball in with his chest.

It was a result that brings Spurs, who had won their opening three matches, crashing back down to earth after their 3-0 win over Manchester United last time out.

"We have good players in the squad".

"Today, it's good to compare".

"To show we are a contender we need to be winning games", Pochettino told his post match press conference.

"It is disappointing because in the second half we scored, but then be more aggressive, be more strong in the situation [where Watford scored], because in every single game, you are going to find this sort of situation", he said.

"I am very disappointed, very disappointed because if you want to be a contender, first I am the first person guilty of everything, but it is so hard to understand because I thought we controlled the game in the first 45 minutes". "You need to show respect, to compete to win, it's not easy".

At the Vicarage Road Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur suffered their first defeat of the campaign after they were edged l 2-1 by their hosts, Watford.

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Watford then extended the lead seven minutes later, with Cathcart scoring from a header into the top corner for his first goal since January 23, 2016.

"We need to show more respect to this competition", Pochettino said.

"I want to apologise once again and thank you all for your support". But when you have won at Old Trafford and have made a good start and want to be title contenders you have to come to places like this and win.

Tottenham will be without captain Hugo Lloris as the goalkeeper has been ruled out with a thigh injury so Michel Vorm is set to make a rare Premier League start at Watford.

'We can improve [on the Bournemouth game], of course.

Michael Barrios opened the scoring in the 10th minute, then Santiago Mosquera bagged a three-minute brace beginning in the 48th.

Seattle's winning streak now stands at eight games after Brian Schmetzer's side overcame an early deficit at home to knock off the similarly hot (four straight wins) Sporting KC on Saturday.

It was Watford's fourth successive win and left Javi Gracia's third-placed side level on points with leaders Liverpool and second placed Chelsea.

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