Tottenham fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday. While Spurs actually put in quite an impressive second-half performance, they just weren’t able to get a breakthrough owing to a combination of some poor finishing and brilliant shot stopping from David De Gea.
Going into the game, Tottenham had to get all three points to keep in touch with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table. However, this defeat has meant that Spurs are now 9 points behind Liverpool, which effectively means Tottenham’s title race is over barring massive slip-ups by both Manchester City and Liverpool.
Speaking after the game, Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris admitted that Spurs are now nervously looking over the shoulder at the chasing pack, rather than at the front two.
Speaking to Sky Sports Lloris said: “We are still involved in four competitions but the main thing is to finish in the top four,” he said. “We have said that from the beginning and we have not changed our mind.”
“Of course, everyone is talking about the teams in front of us, but it is important to keep an eye on the teams behind because in football things can change very quickly. It is important to stay consistent and focus on the main things.”
The Frenchman also said that the players will be focused on winning a trophy this season as Spurs find themselves in pretty much in all competitions.
He added: “In the League Cup we have an advantage but it is going to be tough at Stamford Bridge even though we are in a good position.”
“Then there is the FA Cup and Champions League coming quick so there is no time to think too much, just time to recover and be ready in our minds for fighting.”
Given the turmoil surrounding the club at the start of the season owing to the delayed stadium move and failure to sign players in the transfer market, I think it is safe to say most Spurs fans will be over the moon if the club finishes in the top four and wins a piece of silverware this season.
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