Lucas Moura has claimed that Tottenham did not deserve to lose against West Ham on Sunday but admitted that the team has to score more goals than they have managed over recent weeks.

Spurs conceded two poor goals at the beginning of either half at the London Stadium which left them with an uphill task to get anything from the game.

However, Jose Mourinho’s men did take the game to the Hammers for the majority of the second half.

Moura pulled one back through a well-placed near-post header from a Gareth Bale corner kick and Tottenham continued to push hard for an equaliser.

The North Londoners struck the woodwork on a couple of occasions but West Ham did enough to see off the Spurs pressure and come away with the three points.

Moura admitted that the result was not easy for him and his teammates to swallow.

Speaking about the 2-1 loss, he told the club’s official website: “The feeling is bad. We are disappointed because I think we deserved more. I thought we did well, but it wasn’t enough.

“The two goals we conceded were our mistakes and that’s why the feeling is bad. I think we showed good character, the response was good.

“This kind of game makes me feel bad. I’m always happy, but when I lose a game like this, especially when we deserved to win, the feeling is bad. The most important thing is to feel that you tried to do everything on the pitch.”

Moura blamed Tottenham’s inability to finish off chances as the main reason for the loss and admitted that they should scored a lot more given the opportunities that they created.

When asked about Spurs having 20 attempts on goal on Sunday afternoon, the Brazilian responded: “Yes, it’s unbelievable, but we need to score more. We need to take the opportunities, and to score.

“We created on many occasions. Let’s learn from this game and do better in the next one.

“We still have a lot of games to play, but we can’t drop more points.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It was understandable why the 2-1 loss on Sunday received the kind of visceral reaction that it did from Spurs fans given the terrible run of form we are currently on. However, having had the opportunity to digest the result, we have to acknowledge that the performance was actually much improved to what we have been seeing over recent weeks. Had Kane had been as clinical as he usually is in the final third with his passing and finishing, we could have easily scored a couple of more goals.

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