Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has left a bad taste in the mouth of the players and fans, as Spurs struggled to get going in the game. Tottenham came into the match looking to bounce back after the loss to Burnley on Saturday but the away side failed to register a single shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
The first half was a pretty cagey affair as both teams huffed and puffed without creating any good chances. Tottenham seemed to start the second half in a stronger fashion but the Blues opened the scoring against the run of play when Pedro went past Toby Alderweireld and squeezed the ball through Hugo Lloris’ legs.
However, as Spurs went chasing the equaliser, they failed to create any openings and eventually put the game beyond themselves courtesy of a terrible own goal by Trippier.
Speaking about the game, Tottenham skipper Lloris, couldn’t hide his disappointment at the defeat. The Frenchman told the club’s official website, “What can I say? It’s a big disappointment because there were a lot of expectations after the loss against Burnley,” contemplated the skipper afterwards, pitchside at an empty Stamford Bridge.
“It’s the way we conceded, the own goal… especially as we felt we could get to 1-1 at that stage, we were pushing, but from nothing it’s 2-0.
“I don’t think it was a bad game from us but we can play at a better level collectively and we didn’t create too much. We needed to do better defensively and offensively. It was a strange game.”
Lloris, however, insisted that the players will stick together and aim to do all they can to bounce back in the North London Derby on Saturday.
He added, “To lose two games in a row leaves a bad taste and only together are we going to find the solution.
“Whatever would have happened against Chelsea, playing Arsenal is always a big game.
“It’s important to win to keep the gap. They are in a good run too so they are confident.
“Now it’s about bouncing back together as a team and getting back to basics, to be strong. The positive thing is that we play again in three days. That’s good for us.”
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