Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic was at a loss to explain their heavy 4-0 defeat to Tottenham – but insisted the team can “learn a lot” from it.

Heung-min Son scored either side of Patrick van Aanholt’s own goal before Erik Lamela netted Spurs’ fourth after just 42 minutes.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who expressed disappointment with the torrid first-half, said Mamadou Sakho was the only real positive as the defender completed his first 90-minute match since February.

Milivojevic, meanwhile, believed Spurs deserved all three points in the end despite Palace’s attempts to turn the tide.

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He said: “[It was a] very tough day for us. I have no good explanation at the moment, straight after the game.

“But you could see in the first 20 or 30 minutes they were better than us. When they scored the first, second or third you try to correct some things, but the game is going – it’s not easy.

“At half-time, we tried to stick together, to go for the second half, to try to play better, to improve a bit more and, in the end, they deserved the three points.

“That’s it.

“In my opinion, from any defeat you can learn a lot if you do good analysis of the match. We can see and correct a lot of things from this game, to try to not repeat in the future.

“It was not easy because, in football, always you make some mistakes, but we try to put them on minimum if we can.

“You know, we’re going to analyse the game next week and prepare for Wolves.”

Like Palace, their next opponents Wolves will want to bounce back next weekend after they lost to Chelsea in a 5-2 goal-fest at the Molineux.

The seven-goal thriller saw Tammy Abraham grab a hat-trick, after Fikayo Tomori opened the scoring, before Mason Mount netted a 96th-minute strike.

Milivojevic added: “You need to correct a lot of things from this game what was bad. This is a top side, this team [Tottenham].

“They’ve played three or four seasons in a row in the Champions League, they finished in the top four [last season].

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“It’s a top side but the next game, the next week, will be a different game. We’re going to try to prepare for it in a different way and try to correct some things from this game.

“We need to put this game behind us, try to take positives and, of course, to prepare for the next two games at home – which are very important for us.”