Tottenham defender vows to bounce back from Cup disappointment

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions in the space of four days after losing on penalties to Chelsea and suffered a 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

While an injury-hit Spurs battled hard to force a penalty shootout in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi final, a much-changed Tottenham side that took the field against Palace on Sunday were outplayed quite comfortably.

Spurs fans were left frustrated at the results as it now means that Tottenham’s wait for the elusive first trophy under Pochettino goes on. The only player who came off the Selhurst Park pitch with his head held high after the game against Palace was Juan Foyth, who put in an assured display.

The Argentine was making his first start after returning from injury looked solid at the back and won Spurs a penalty at the end of the first half, which Kieran Trippier failed to convert.

The 21-year-old defender admitted after the game that it was hard to focus on his individual performance given how disappointing the result was for the team. He, however, vowed that the team will bounce back from the disappointment and do their best in the Premier League and the Champions League.

Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Foyth said, “Maybe it’s because step-by-step I start to realise more how I play here and training every day with unbelievable players helps a lot, but it’s hard to think individually when the team loses.”

“These last two games have been hard for us but we’re doing very well in the Premier League and we’re still alive in the Champions League. We have to look forward.”

“For the team we have to bounce back stronger and keep going because we have to focus on the Premier League and Champions League, very important competitions. We all trust in the team.”

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