Hugo Lloris described Tottenham’s humiliation in the Europa League as a “ disgrace ” as the captain hints at deep-rooted problems within the club.
Hugo Lloris described Tottenham’s exit from the European League as a “disgrace” and appeared to indicate problems within the club.
The Tottenham captain gave a damning verdict on his team’s performance against Dinamo Zagreb after the Croatian national team overturned a 2-0 deficit in the first-leg match. Tottenham was kicked out of the European League in the Round of 16.
Jose Mourinho accused his players of lacking professionalism after the match, as he did the same after the Derby defeat in North London on Sunday by Arsenal.
Lloris was in an equally desperate mood and said the players needed to take full responsibility for their surrender.
“It’s just a disgrace,” he told BT Sport.
“I just hope everyone in the training room feels responsible for the situation because it’s a disgrace.
“No, what more can I say about that?” Speaking of Sunday’s match, I think it is not the right moment.
“Tonight’s defeat is just more than painful, and we are all responsible.”
Asked if the defeat was more painful than losing the North London Derby on Sunday to Arsenal, he replied: “It’s just an accumulation. Obviously we are a team full of ambition, but I think the team at the moment is just one player.” [reflection] For what is happening in the club.
“We have a lack of basics, a lack of basics, and all of our offerings are just related to that, you know.
“Mentally we have to be stronger, we have to be more competitive. Today I didn’t feel that way in the field, and unfortunately when you are not ready at this level you pay immediately.
“There is quality everywhere in Europe and if you do not respect the opponent that is a kind of punishment and that is the kind of what happened today. The opponent’s full credit also because they play the game full of faith, but the blame is on us, the whole team, the whole club, we are guilty.”
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s manager felt his players lacked professionalism and questioned their position.
He said: Of course this concerns me. Of course this matters to me. We worked hard and tried to provide the best conditions for our players. Of course this matters to me.
“My position as head coach is an attitude that prevents me, or at least makes me uncomfortable to come in front of the cameras and delve into the analysis. Hope you can understand that.
“I think we all have to be humble enough to accept whatever criticism you can take on our work. It’s not for me to go on.
“They played with great desire that I can also call professional, because professionalism for me begins exactly with the situation. To be a professional, you have to have an attitude every day and every minute of every match.”
“Then more talent, less talent makes a difference between players, but what can never be negotiated is the behavior as they beat us in situations.”