Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has told RMC Sport that they could have played all night against Red Bull Leipzig and still not scored.
Spurs were thrashed 3-0 by the Bundesliga side, losing 4-0 on aggregate to exit the competition at the last 16 stage.
Lloris had a big hand in helping Leipzig take the lead last night. A Marcel Sabitzer shot from the edge of the area somehow found the corner of the net, despite the Frenchman getting a firm hand to it.
Tottenham now face a real fight on their hands to return to European football’s elite club competition for next season.
Jose Mourinho has endured a rotten rub of the green with injuries and Lloris feels his team-mates cannot throw in the towel.
He told RMC Sport: “We lack a few ideas on the pitch. The solution was to score goals. We could have played all evening… We were already having trouble creating scoring chances, scoring situations. It’s hard but you have to accept it.
“It’s a difficult season. We hang in there. We try to do what we can but either the opponent is stronger or we lack success.
“Above all, we have to turn quickly to the next game. We must finish the season as best we can and as high as possible. We will have time to focus on the next season.”
Of late, Lloris constantly seems to have a clanger in the locker and he must start to take responsibility for his performances.
The World Cup-winning custodian pretty much ruined any chance of success Tottenham had by conceding a soft early goal.
Lloris has been with Spurs for almost eight years and competition for his place is perhaps required in the summer.
The £100,000-a-week stopper is right to say that the team lacked ideas but each and every player must start taking ownership of their performances.
Tottenham were shocking in Germany last night and a big performance is needed against Manchester United this weekend.