The goal-keeper resonated his manager’s emotions
Sent bundling out of the Europa League, Tottenham became the laughing stock of the footballing stage.
Despite holding a 2-0 lead, the club ended up falling apart and horrifically losing its way on Thursday. In what was an appalling showing by the London based club, the side ended up shipping in three goals on the day to exit the land of the marquee league.
Lloris Livid With Tottenham’s Squad
Jose Mourinho was seething ensuing the loss with the club’s manager pinning the blame of the defeat on the club’s players. Goal-keeper Hugo Lloris has now gone onto emulate his manager with the shot stopper lashing out at the club’s players for the torrid showing.
“I think we are all more than disappointed,” he said in an explosive interview with BT Sport. “It is just a disgrace. I just hope everyone in the changing room feels responsible for this situation because it’s a disgrace.
“It’s just an accumulation. We are a club that’s full of ambition but the team at the moment I just think is a reflection of what’s going on in our club.
“We have a lack of basics, lack of fundamentals. Overall our performance is in relation to that. I think mentally we should be stronger, we should be more competitive.
“The way we play is just not enough. Not enough. One thing is to come in front of the camera and say I’m ambitious, the other is to show every day – in training sessions, it’s to show every time on the pitch – you cannot let it down if you play or don’t play.
“To behave as a team is the most difficult thing in football. Whatever is the decision of the manager you have to follow the way of the team.
“If you follow the team only when you’re in the starting XI that causes a big problem for the team because you’re going to pay, in the one moment and you’re going to pay in your season.
“Today I think is the consequence of that. We had a great moment in the past because we could trust the togetherness that was in the team. Today, I don’t know, I’m not sure about that.
“We all belong to the team. Football is not about individual players. It is not because two or three players are going to step up.
“It is not enough. We need more than that. That is something we must have. On the bench there is an influence you can have, to push the others.