Sep 16, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Reading
1-3
Tottenham Hotspur
FT(HT: 0-1)
Bale (71'), Defoe (18', 74')
Defoe (90')

Brian McDermott rues "submissive" Reading

Brian McDermott
© PA Photos
Reading manager Brian Mcdermott believes that his side were "too submissive" after they are beaten 3-1 by Tottenham at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading manager Brian McDermott has claimed that his side were "too submissive" after they were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

The Royals are still without a win after four games as a Jermain Defoe brace helped the visitors pick up their first three points of the season.

"I thought we were too submissive and didn't get on the ball enough or in their faces," McDermott told BBC Sport. "I made some changes and we were much better in the second half. We came up against a very good side today and they deserved the win.

"We've got to move on very, very quickly. Today was a learning curve for all of us. Spurs is a team full of world-class performers, but we didn't cause enough problems for them, especially in the first half."

Reading have the chance to pick up their first win of the campaign on Saturday when they travel to West Bromwich Albion.

Pre-Season Friendlies
FT
Schalke
2-1
Stoke
 
SC Wiedenbruck
P-P
Wigan
FT
Exeter
0-2
Swansea
FT
Alfreton
0-2
Rotherham
FT
Burton Albion
0-1
Derby
FT
Notts County
0-4
Birmingham
FT
Stevenage
0-0
Reading
FT
Leyton Orient
2-2
QPR
FT
Oxford Utd
0-1
Wolves
FT
Portsmouth
2-3
Bournemouth
FT
Preston
2-1
Burnley
FT
Sheff Utd
0-1
Huddersfield
FT
Southend
1-2
Ipswich
LIVE
Recreativo
0-1
Sunderland
12.30am
Inter Milan
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