"We are very cross," Mel told reporters following the game at The Hawthorns. "Tottenham are a top six side, and they're one of the best teams in this league. I think we deserve a lot of credit for our good first half, but I think the second is just one of those things that happens in football.
"Tottenham played very well and I'm not sure why, but we kept falling further and further back. It is good if they are cross. It is a positive because they want to win. We need to see the same reaction as we had at Norwich. We are a modest team and I know we must work very hard to achieve things.
"Ever since I've been at the club the refereeing decisions haven't gone for us. The penalty against us at Villa Park, the penalty against us at Crystal Palace and so indeed the penalty today. We've had possible penalties that could have been given for us that haven't been blown."
The result leaves West Brom three points above the Premier League relegation zone.
Additional reporting by Joseph Chapman.