October 20, 2019

Tottenham ‘gave up too easily’ ―Lloris

October 2, 2019

Hugo Lloris says Tottenham “gave up too easily” during the 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich and insists they have no more room for manoeuvre in the Champions League.

Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry ran riot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday, bagging four second-half goals as the German champions became the first visiting side to score seven times at Spurs.

The result means Spurs sit bottom of Group B on one point from their opening two games, and captain Lloris says they cannot afford any more slip-ups.

“I feel really bad for the fans mainly because we gave up too easily and the score was even worse,” he said.

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“It is a night that affects a lot. Now it’s about character, clearing the mind.

The next two games against Red Star will become even more important – we cannot lose any more points.”

Tottenham have had an inconsistent start to the season and are yet to post back-to-back wins, something Lloris insists needs to change – starting against Brighton on Saturday.

“We need to find a solution to find the consistency that was our strength in the last few years,” the France international added.

“Since the start of the season we have never played at the same intensity for 90 minutes.

“As you see we’re used to playing in a way that demands a lot of energy and focus, and at this level the opponent punishes you when you start to lose easy balls close to the box.

“Today we feel bad for the badge, we feel bad for the fans and now it is to show a reaction on Saturday. This game has become even more important for us.”

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen echoed Lloris’ thoughts, admitting he and his team-mates had let everyone associated with the club down on Tuesday night.

“It was a painful night for us,” he said. “They punished us with every single mistake we made and we let the fans and everyone at the club down with this result.

“Everyone is ashamed of this result. There’s not too much I can say about this. I think everyone will have a bad night’s sleep and probably a couple about this.

“I feel extremely hurt. All negative words. It is embarrassing. It is a very bad result.”

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