City suffered the first away loss of the campaign with a 2-0 reverse at Spurs, but have scored just 10 goals in eight Premier League matches - though injuries to Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero have hardly helped.
"My assessment of the game? The stats speak for themselves - we were better in many departments, but we didn't score.
"The team defended so deep and were waiting for a mistake. We found some moments, but the reality is we are struggling to score goals this season.
"That can happen. We conceded a goal against Liverpool that we shouldn't and again today.
"It’s tough. The confidence of the guys is there. Now we go to Europe and after that we have to win games. We are eight points behind the leaders but have played one game less.
"We are quite similar as we were in previous seasons. In long periods, we were without strikers but the strikers won't solve all the problems.
"We couldn't score but it will change."