Jose Mourinho has dismissed talk of a Tottenham crisis as he claimed his methods are “second to none”.
The 2-1 reverse means the north London outfit have now lost five of their last six games.
A nine point gap exists between them and the final Champions League spot, although they do have a game in hand.
Tottenham’s form has tailed off massively since they topped the league table back in December.
But Mourinho insists the group togetherness, which was underlined by their battling performance at West Ham, is proof that no such crisis exists.
He also defended his ways of working – claimed they are the best in the world.
“Mine and my coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world,” he said boldly before going on to say: “I don’t know what you mean by crisis.
“If crisis is frustration and sadness in the dressing room then I believe so and I think we all showed that.
“When a team fights the way the team did in trying to get a different result it’s never a group crisis.
“A group crisis is when you’re not together. I would say it’s a bad run of results.”
Tottenham found themselves 2-0 down shortly after the restart but fought back with a goal from Lucas Moura.
Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min were all denied as Mourinho’s side desperately eyed an equaliser.
As a result the Portuguese manager felt as if they didn’t deserve to lose given how they peppered the Hammers’ goal.
He added: “I feel sad, obviously. I feel the result should have been a different one from what we played especially in the second half.
“That is my feeling and a little bit of deja vu. Their defensive line was brilliant. Their centre-backs gave us a very difficult match.
“We started the game with a mistake and started the second half with another one.
“The team in the second half was trying absolutely everything. We had the chances, hitting the post, great crosses across the face of goal.
“We had easy shooting positions to score so we should have scored more goals.”