Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has admitted that the team is lacking ideas on the pitch after Spurs were demolished 3-0 by RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.
In stark contrast to the first leg where the Lilywhites were happy to sit back, Jose Mourinho set Spurs up to press their opponents high up the pitch on and commit numbers in attack.
However, the game plan never looked like working as the home side looked devastating on the counter-attack each time they won the ball back.
The tie was effectively over around the twenty-minute mark after Leipzig raced into a two-goal lead and the away side never looked capable of getting themselves back into the game.
For all their huffing and puffing in the second half, Tottenham failed to create too many clear cut opportunities to score and eventually conceded a third goal late on.
Lloris insisted after the game that the team could have been out there all evening in the Red Bull Arena and still not managed to trouble the Leipzig goal.
Speaking to RMC Sport, the Frenchman said: “It was a difficult evening. You have to accept the opponent were simply stronger than us. In all the departments of the game, they were superior to us. It had already been the case from the first leg. They confirmed it in the return leg.
“We lack a few ideas on the pitch. The solution was to score goals. But we could have played all evening… We were already having trouble creating scoring chances, scoring situations. It’s hard, but you have to accept it.”
The 33-year-old insisted that the team is focussed on finishing the season as strongly as they can.
He added: “It’s a difficult season. We hang in there. We try to do what we can but either the opponent is stronger or we lack success.
“Above all, we have to turn quickly to the next game. We must finish the season as best we can and as high as possible. We will have time to focus on the next season.”
Spurs Web Opinion
The most alarming aspect of our recent performances has been our inability to create chances going forward. While the loss of Kane and Son certainly has had an impact, one would still expect our build-up play from midfield to have been better than it has. I don’t believe we have any chance of finishing in the top four and so the rest of the campaign is about building for next season.
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