Hugo Lloris gives frank assessment of Spurs’ problems ahead of Arsenal clash

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Hugo Lloris was one of the few Tottenham players not at fault for the 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.

Mauricio Pochettino’s hapless side left the pitch to a half-empty Wembley, the majority of Spurs fans apparently having seen enough.

It doesn’t bode well for Sunday’s trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates, though it’s true it’s a match Spurs usually raise their game for.

Lloris was certainly in no mood for excuses after his team-mates’ abject performance left them needing a miracle to qualify from their group.

When the draw for the group stages was announced, it looked as if Spurs had been handed a massive boost, but they simply haven’t taken advantage of it.

And all in all, their stopper is concerned that they are about to throw away their place in a competition they have worked so hard to reach.

“It is difficult to accept that kind of performance from us,” he said, per the Mirror.

“We worked a lot last season to get into the Champions League and we cannot waste everything. we need to be ready for the next two games are try to get the miracle.”

Looking ahead to the Arsenal game, he added.

“It is important to look forward because there is an important game on Sunday.

“We cannot be in a worse situation. After a bad game like today we need to question ourselves, recover and be ready for Sunday. It is true that maybe we lost a bit of confidence because it is a few games we have not won.”


While it’s refreshing to hear such honesty from a player, Spurs fans will have to admit he’s right – they could not be much worse off.

The Lilywhites’ confidence seems to be remarkably low since their 2-0 win over Manchester City at the start of October – the last game they actually won.

Arsenal will undoubtedly be favourites for Sunday, and Spurs need to pick themselves up quickly as they can’t afford another performance like this one.

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