Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris insists he is NOT worried about their poor record against the top six rivals this season after a dismal loss to Manchester United… but admits the team is ‘struggling in the final third this season’ part’
- Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has dismissed fears surrounding the club’s battle
- Their 2-0 loss to Man United followed a dismal 3-1 defeat to Arsenal this season
- He pointed to Kulusevski and Richarlison’s injuries as a factor in their defeat
- Lloris thinks it’s too early to judge Spurs but admits they are struggling creatively
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris says not too much should be read about his inability to win games against their six best rivals this season.
Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester United, which would have been much worse had it not been for Lloris’s exploits, followed a humiliating 3-1 defeat at Arsenal earlier this month and a 2-2 draw at Chelsea, where Spurs equalized. stoppage time from Harry Kane to steal a point.
Those results follow an early pattern this season that none of the big six clubs have seen win at any other big six stadium.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says he is not worried about the poor form of the club’s top six
Spurs put down a flat view in 2-0 loss to Man United – after a 3-1 Arsenal defeat
Lloris, who was eventually defeated by a failed attempt by Fred and a sumptuous attack by Bruno Fernandes in the second half at Old Trafford, said: ‘It’s not all dark and all bright, it was in between. I believe the best team won today, that’s all I can say.
“It’s too early to analyze because – I know you’re going to say after Chelsea, Arsenal and now Manchester United – we also need to see what it will be like when they come to our stadium. But hey, it’s frustrating to lose a tough match.
“I would say Arsenal’s game is out because we all agreed we missed that game, we were too passive for several reasons.
Lloris – who was Spurs’ best player with a string of saves – admits they struggle creatively
“Today was not the case, not against Chelsea. You can say something, it’s like we struggle a little bit in the last third, to get the ball into the penalty area, to make the last pass, to create big chances during that kind of game.
“We also saw Manchester United stepping up against top clubs like Liverpool and Arsenal.
“We are also missing key players who can influence the game, players like (Dejan) Kulusevski, Richarlison. They are attacking players and in that kind of game they can make the opponent difficult.
“I think we are able to play better and you should also give credit to Manchester United’s performance as they were the best team today.
“We need to analyze the game and continue the process. There is still a long way to go and then we have to make sure we get the three points against Newcastle. We have to bounce back immediately after such a defeat.’
He said it was ‘too early to analyze’ but Spurs are struggling to get the ball into the penalty area
It was another step in the right direction for United as they took impressive wins over Liverpool and Arsenal, even though the win was overshadowed by Cristiano Ron, who also walked grouchily through the tunnel before the end of the game when it became clear that he wouldn’t come. On.
Ronaldo may have been sulking, but nothing took the joy away from defender Lisandro Martinez, who controlled Harry Kane and Son Heung-min with ease.
He was rewarded with fans in the Stretford End singing to him and it almost brought him to tears.
The former Ajax defender told the club’s official website: ‘To be honest, it’s very emotional for me.
“I’m at one of the best clubs in the world. This stadium, the atmosphere is great. When I heard the fans sing, I wanted to cry.
‘This result is for my grandmother and grandfather, who are not with me now, but I always feel that love with me.’