Spurs star claims they will find it hard to beat Dortmund on current form

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur made it four wins from four in the Premier League as they beat Leicester City 3-1 at Wembley yesterday.

This followed wins against Fulham, Watford, and Newcastle in the past few weeks, results that have allowed Spurs to move just five points off the top of the League.

However, the previous three results were all achieved through extremely late turnarounds, and the Leicester score line was flattering to say the least for Spurs.

The team are showing incredible spirit to carve out results in the absence of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but they may find it tough to do the same against a top in form side.

Unfortunately, Tottenham face a Champions League visit from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, the first of two legs in their round of 16 battle.

Hugo Lloris has suggested that Tottenham will be unlikely to beat a top side such as Dortmund if they play the same as they did against Leicester.

He believes they will need to up their game to get a result in Europe.

Lloris said (Standard): “Dortmund play fantastic football with fantastic players and I’m not surprised they’re top of the league in Germany.

“It’s going to be very, very difficult. We need to improve the team performance compared to yesterday and we need the stadium to help us. Some days it’s difficult to deal with Wembley but, hopefully, in this big game we’ll receive this help from the crowd.

“Leicester played fantastic and we won the game thanks to our spirit and character. Without that, we could not win. [But] we need to improve the team performance.

“Against a bigger side we couldn’t have won that type of game. It’s up to us. But the most important thing was to get another three points in a difficult period. We kept consistency, so it’s a great feeling in the changing room.

“Leicester had 20 shots and against a bigger side it would be difficult to win that way. But sometimes you deserve to win, like the game against Man United, and you lose. Yesterday, Leicester deserved better but we won. This is the League. The mentality is great in the changing room and we showed that again on a difficult day.

“In terms of performance, we have to do better if we want to dream of big achievements. But in terms of mentality, spirit, you cannot ask more. Now we need to deal with a few more games and then, hopefully, the squad will be full again until the end [of the season]. First of all we need to keep our place in the top four and then maybe more. We’ll see.”

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