Dejan Kulusevski at a loss to explain stark Tottenham streak that is crushing top-four hopes

Dejan Kulusevski has admitted he has “no idea” why Tottenham keep conceding first, but says the players must find a solution to save their season. For the 11th time in 13

matches, Spurs fell behind in Sunday’s 2-0 derby defeat to Arsenal after another meek opening 45 minutes, before producing their now-customary rally in the second half. In

the five matches since the Premier League restart, Spurs have drawn with Brentford and lost to Aston Villa and Arsenal when conceding first, but beaten Crystal Palace and

Portsmouth after opening the scoring. It was a similar story before the World Cup, with Antonio Conte's side producing stirring comebacks against Marseille, Bournemouth and

Leeds, but losing after falling behind against Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester United. A calamitous Hugo Lloris own goal and Martin Odegaard's fine

strike earned Arsenal a first away win in a north London derby since 2014 and moved Mikel Arteta's side eight points clear at the top of the table, heaping the pressure on

Conte. “We started good and then they scored a lucky goal and after that we didn't play good enough - we couldn't touch them,” Kulusevski told Standard Sport. “They're a

really good team. They’re not first in the league because of luck. So it was hard for us to keep the ball, to press them. “But then second half was much better. We couldn't

score, that's the bad thing, but we created a lot of chances. Bad result. Bad first half. But we have to move on. We cannot go home and be sad. We have another game soon and we

just have to recover good.