Mauricio Pocchetino’s side has not been in a great run of form off late as they have only managed to win 1 game in their last 9 in all competitions. On Tuesday, they bowed out of the champions league losing 2-1 to French side Monaco. However, they can still qualify for the Europa league if they finish third in Group E. Spurs only win in the last nine games came on Saturday when they came from behind to beat Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United 3-2 at home.
The club next faces Premier League leaders Chelsea who are on a dream run in the league. Chelsea has won 6 games in a row without conceding even one goal which is quite a concern for Tottenham as they have failed to score from open play much this season. Antonio Conte’s boys have very quickly adapted to their new 3-4-3 system and are playing some scintillating football but Hugo Lloris believes that this is the perfect time to face a team of Chelsea’s quality. He also believes the clash will give them a chance of redemption.
Lloris quoted “Our fans, our club and most of all our players had a lot of expectations in this competition”
“We fought a lot last season to get this Champions League place.”
Lloris expressed his disappointment of being knocked out of the Champions League but feels they can bounce back with the big game against Chelsea on Saturday.Tottenham are currently placed 5th in the premier league four points behind their opponents on Saturday.
“We’re very disappointed, very frustrated with the way we played.”
“It’s a big disappointment but we need to keep our chins up because it’s a big game on Saturday. I have no doubt about that.”
“I said the same after we lost against Leverkusen at Wembley, this is the best type of game to bounce back.”
“The only thing is to digest the frustration of this defeat and look forward”
Spurs are still the only side who are unbeaten in the premier league this season and would be hoping for a win against the blues. With no other big game this weekend this derby would be the game to watch on Saturday.