City suffered their second defeat of the season on Wednesday.
“We were not good enough tonight,” bemoaned Hughes. “You can prepare as well as you can and a game-plan was put in place, but we didn’t execute it in fairness
“Too many fundamental errors and after the second goal we were not able to get into the game at all.
“We are disappointed with the goals we conceded and as a consequence the game went away from us and because we didn’t play well enough we couldn’t get back into the game against a decent Tottenham side today.”
Hughes reckons his team is still in contention for a top-four finish this season.
“It is early days and we are very much in the mix,” added Hughes.
“We have played a lot of away games which has had a bit of an impact on where we are and we still have got a game in hand on most of the teams above us.
“The situation is, we would rather be higher in the league but we are in a situation where we can address it ourselves.”