Stephane Sessegnon: “We were unfortunate against Spurs because we did well to get in front at half-time.
“We hadn’t had many chances, but then neither had Spurs.
“We looked good on the ball, and to score so close to half-time, gave us a big boost.
“But for them to score so quickly in the second half was hard to take.
“It was difficult for us after that. At 1-0, we wanted to make sure we started the second half well, and got through the first few minutes without conceding a goal.
“And then for them to get a second so quickly was doubly difficult.
“Tottenham are a team who are playing really well at the moment, and are so good with the ball.
“It was difficult for us to get enough possession to hurt them.
“The second goal didn’t arrive, but at the same time, we still kept going to try to get that equaliser.
“There was not a lot wrong with how we approached the game or how we played.”SUNDERLAND FIXTURES Saturday January 5 15:00 FA Cup - 3rd Rnd Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland Saturday January 12 15:00 Premier League Sunderland v West Ham United Saturday January 19 15:00 Premier League Wigan Athletic v Sunderland Tuesday January 29 19:45 Premier League Sunderland v Swansea City Saturday February 2 15:00 Premier League Reading v Sunderland Saturday February 9 15:00 Premier League Sunderland v Arsenal Saturday February 23 15:00 Premier League West Brom v Sunderland