By Will Butcher
Harry Kane described Tottenham’s lapse in concentration that saw Monaco score 39 seconds after his equalising penalty as a “schoolboy error”.
The 23-year-old academy graduate equalised from the penalty spot in the second half, before Thomas Lemar put Monaco 2-1 up less than a minute later with a low drive inside the penalty area.
Speaking to BT Sport Football after the match, as quoted by their official Twitter account, Kane was evidently frustrated with his side as their hard work was undone in a matter of seconds.
“It is disappointing obviously,” Kane said. “I don’t think we were good enough to win today but we got ourselves back in the game at 1-1 but it is a schoolboy error to concede straight after that.
“We got ourselves back in the game, got out momentum back. That’s when we should be looking to push on and get another goal and grind out a win. But it took the stuffing out of us.”
Kane has hit the ground running after returning from an ankle injury he picked up against Sunderland back in September, with four goals in three games including a brace against West Ham on Saturday.
The loss to Ligue 1 giants Monaco has knocked Spurs out of the Champions League after winning just one of their five Group E games.
They will now go head to head against CSKA Moscow at Wembley to secure third place and a Europa League spot, as Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco progress to the knockout phase.
Spurs next face Chelsea on Saturday, as they travel the short distance across London to Stamford Bridge.
In other Tottenham news, here are three things we have learned from the 2-1 loss to Monaco.