Lloris reveals deep-rooted issues at Spurs in lengthy exposé after EL disaster

Date published: Friday 19th March 2021 8:32 - Jonny Whitfield

Hugo Lloris Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham March 2021

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris admitted that he feels unsure whether the togetherness in the dressing room remains intact after their Europa League exit.

Spurs crashed out at the last 16 stage on Thursday after a 3-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

Jose Mourinho’s men had a two-goal lead from the first leg, but they capitulated in Croatia. On the flipside, Mislav Orsic’s hat-trick made Zagreb fully deserve their comeback.

Speaking after the match, Mourinho insisted that he warned his players twice about the risks of losing. As such, he questioned his players’ attitude and commitment, claiming they failed to do their basics.

However, goalkeeper Lloris offered a telling interview of his own after the match.

Asked by BT Sport how the players felt after the result, the Frenchman said: “Good question, I think we are all more than disappointed.

“It is just a disgrace. I just hope everyone in the training room feels responsible of the situation because it’s a disgrace.”

“No what can I say more about it? Talking about the game of Sunday [defeat to Arsenal], I think it’s not the right moment.

“The taste of the defeat tonight is just more than painful, and we are all responsible.”

Asked if either of their losses in recent days hurt more, Lloris said that the results are a “reflection of what’s going on in the club” and that the lack of “fundamentals” are in “relation” to wider problems.

Lloris reveals trust issues at Tottenham

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Asked to elaborate on his claims, he added: “No, I don’t have to go deeper. It’s not possible… the way we play is just not enough, not enough.

“One thing is to come in front of the camera to say I am ambitious; the other thing is to show every day in training sessions, to show every time on the pitch, you cannot let it down if you play or not play.

“To behave as a team is the most difficult thing in football, whatever is the decision of the manager you have to follow the way of the team. If you follow the team only when you are in the starting XI that causes big problems for the team because you pay on one moment, and you’re going to pay in your season, and today is the consequence of that.


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“We had a great moment in the past because we could trust the togetherness that was in the team. Today, I don’t know, I’m not sure about that.”

Spurs still have a chance at silverware this season, but they must beat Manchester City to lift the Carabao Cup next month.

READ MORE: ‘Concerned’ Mourinho lays blame solely at door of Tottenham players

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