Tottenham captain claims they are in a ‘bad situation’

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham suffered their second defeat in only two games in the Champions League on Wednesday, as Barcelona ran to a 4-2 victory at Wembley.

Spurs did put up an extremely spirited performance after conceding a goal in the first two minutes, but it wasn’t to be for the Lilywhites.

Tottenham were without first team stars Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen for the tie, along with some other squad members.

This defeat followed the opening fixture loss to Inter Milan, despite leading 1-0 at the San Siro with 85 minutes on the clock.

Spurs are now joint bottom of the group, six points behind both Barca and Inter Milan, with it all to do in this year’s campaign to survive the group stage.

They currently need two wins against PSV, and a convincing victory at home to Inter Milan to give them their best chance at finishing second.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris admitted they were in a bad spot. The Mirror report he said: “It is true. Inter won as well (in the group’s other game on Wednesday), to put us in a bad situation.

“We need to stay calm and focus on the Premier League obviously, and then we need two great performances against PSV to be back in the race for qualification. And then we will see.

“But I think in this group stage we are all agreed that Barcelona is the favourite, and then we have to compete against Inter and PSV.

“To lose the first game in Milan has already put us in a difficult situation, especially when we were leading 1-0. But that’s part of football and we need to react in the next game against PSV (Spurs play the Dutch champions in their next two group games, away on October 24 and the return in London a fortnight later).”

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