Antonio Conte appeared to question whether he is the right man to fix Tottenham’s problems after they fell to a 1-0 defeat to relegation-battling Burnley on Wednesday night.

The highs of Saturday’s 3-2 win away to Premier League leaders Manchester City were swept away as Ben Mee’s header gave the Clarets their first back-to-back wins in 13 months, moving Sean Dyche’s side to within two points of safety.

But for Tottenham, it was a fourth league defeat in five, keeping them in eighth place – the same position they were in when Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo at the start of November.

After the match, a dejected Conte said: “I don’t want to comment on the game, only the situation. In the last five games we lost four times. This is the reality, it’s not about the performances.

“This is the reality. No one deserves this type of situation, the club, me, the players, the fans, but this is the reality.