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Hugo Lloris explains what has gone wrong at Tottenham

Hugo Lloris explains what has gone wrong at Tottenham

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Tottenham have been enduring quite a difficult period currently.

Jose Mourinho’s side had been knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb and have won only twice from their last five games in the Premier League.

Spurs are currently 7th in the English top flight standings with 49 points.

In an interview with Sky Sports, captain Hugo Lloris was asked about the 3-0 defeat to Zagreb, which knock them out of the European football.

“As a goalkeeper, you always feel responsible when you concede a goal,” said the World Cup winner. “Even if it the best goal that can be scored, you look at how you could have stopped it. If it is not with my body, it could be with my voice. I could have given information quicker to my team-mates.

“You are always looking to help the team and influence the result. That is the way I think. You can have this influence as a goalkeeper. For example, when you catch a ball at the end of a game and go on the ground for a few seconds to give a breather to your team-mates.

“Also, you can do it in the opposite way when you are losing. You can do it quick, find the first pass as quickly as you can. You can give a rhythm from the back. You can have an influence on the players in front of you – the back four and midfielders – with your voice.”

Lloris also added on his team current form:

“The offensive players are quite far up the pitch so that makes things a little harder. Today, it is possible without the crowds but with the crowds it is impossible. That is why I really think that the leadership and management of the team depends on its spine.

“You need a few voices to transmit the feelings and the formations and stuff like that. It is proper teamwork so when we talk about captaincy I like to share the responsibility with other players on the pitch because we need each other for the wellness of the team.

“Everything is connected. In Zagreb, the team did not deliver. We switched off. At 2-2, we tried to switch on but it was too late. It was a collective issue. It was a team problem.

“It is a competition that we all said was a target for a trophy. To lose against Dinamo Zagreb is something, for me, that you cannot accept. It is not a lack of respect. It is just that when you have standards as a club, this ambition to win, and especially to fail in that way, after winning the first leg 2-0, it was just an honest statement on that.

“It was a way to share the responsibility. I am the first one to be guilty. But it is not only me. It is the players. It is the manager. It is the coaching staff. It is the club, you know?”

Tottenham’s upcoming game is on Friday against Everton as the Premier League action resumes.

Source- Sky Sports

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