Luka Milivojevic admits Tottenham deserved to win against Crystal Palace and bemoaned his mistake in the build-up to Heung-min Son’s goal.

His errant pass was cut out by Spurs before Son’s driven effort at goal took a huge deflection off the Palace captain and sailed into the net on 55 minutes.

Milivojevic conceded to having made a “bad mistake” for Spurs’ opener and, while Palace played well, he thinks it “wasn’t enough” to get any points.

“I think, first half, we played as we wanted,” he said. “Honestly they [Tottenham] are a good side, they controlled but they didn't create a lot.

“In the second half they scored the first goal by my deflection, they opened the game and after that it was not easy for us.

“One bad mistake in the middle of the pitch, they punished us straight with a ball forward. I ran back, I tried to correct my bad pass and, in the end, it becomes an even worse situation. I touched the ball and the ball goes to the goal.

“For me, personally, [it was] very frustrating. You try to correct something and, in the end, you try to do the best, you touch the ball and the ball goes to the goal.”

Palace did have several scoring opportunities through Michy Batshuayi, Wilfried Zaha and substitute Christian Benteke, but they couldn’t convert any of them.

After Son scored the opener, their first-ever Premier League goal in their new ground, they eventually found their second as well.

Skipper Harry Kane went down inside the box before Christian Eriksen rifled in the loose ball on 80 minutes to make sure of the result, in front of 59,000 fans at their new home.

Milivojevic rued it as a “cheap” goal to concede as the visitors managed to keep a largely wasteful Tottenham at bay for large periods.

“I can say that they deserved to get three points,” he added. “I think, from our side, we played well but not well enough to get some points.”