Martin Jol was left to rue a horrendous miss by Jermaine Jenas after watching his side go down to a 3-0 defeat at Liverpool.
The England midfielder missed an open goal with the scores level, before Liverpool swept up the field seconds later and opened the scoring through Mark Gonzalez.
Spurs' miserable start to the season has been characterised by such misses and their Dutch tactician admits that they will not improve until they learn to finish sides off.
"It is the same story. We created a lot of chances, should have been ahead before they scored, and then lost our concentration and composure in defence," lamented Jol.
"We just didn't keep our heads at the right time. In that first half we could have been ahead.
"Ledley King, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane all had chances.
"Then in the second period Jenas misses like that. Yes, he should have scored and it should have been a goal but it is a familiar story for us at the moment."