Hugo Lloris claims Tottenham must change this part of their game

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Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur were almost once again victims of their own shoddy defending against Wolves this weekend.

Spurs seem to have an issue with defending a lead for some reason this season, with significant points dropped from winning positions in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Fixtures against Watford, Inter Milan and PSV spring to mind instantly.  Luckily Wolves does not quite make this list, but they weren’t far away.

Tottenham took a huge 3-0 lead over Wolves on Saturday and looked to be cruising towards the three points.

However, two second half penalties given away by debutant Juan Foyth gifted the newly-promoted side a way back into the game.

At 3-2, Spurs were forced to endure a nightmare final 10 minutes as they fought to keep all three points.

Luckily they walked away with the win, but Hugo Lloris believes changes must be made.

The Tottenham captain said that Spurs must change their pressing game when in front and must cut out the errors at the back, a comment that was surely aimed at himself too.

Talking to Sky Sports, Lloris said: “We need to learn. It is not the first time this has happened in the Champions League and in the league that the opponent created chances in the last minutes of the game. It is something we need to improve.

“It is the responsibility of the players. Of course the manager has his expectations and so do the staff and I think they try to give us the main tools and then it is about our emotions, our feelings.

“If we have to play a different way, we have to play a different way. We could have managed the game in another way. At 3-0, you do not have to press. It is about communications, feelings and is more up to the players.

“The big thing is to win but to look at the long-term, you need one way to play and the philosophy is not only to put 11 players on the pitch and play football.

“We have shown in the last few years that Tottenham have a way of playing and we try to respect the plan but I think there are a lot of things to learn.

“We cannot control everything in the game but we can do better with the ball.”

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