Hugo Lloris has given an explanation for his substitution at half-time during Tottenham’s “embarrassing” 6-1 defeat to Newcastle.
Hugo Lloris has given his reasons for being substituted at half-time during Tottenham’s 6-1 loss to Newcastle, calling the game a “mess” and “embarrassing”. Lloris had conceded five goals within the first 21 minutes of the match and was replaced by Fraser Forster at half-time. Despite the substitution, Tottenham conceded another goal after the break. Lloris claims that he was taken off due to an injury. But he does not expect any positive news regarding his fitness.
Lloris told Sky Sports of his early withdrawal: “My injury does not sound good, I don’t know if it’s a muscle but around the hip when I kicked. It doesn’t sound good.”
Spurs captain Hugo Lloris did not perform well during the 45 minutes he was on the field against Newcastle, but he believes that the team’s poor performance was not solely his fault. Lloris acknowledges that Spurs did not meet the expected standard as a team, and he believes that they need to make improvements quickly.
Hugo Lloris tries to explain Spurs’ humiliating performance
Lloris added: “It’s very embarrassing. We should apologize to the fans. Spurs didn’t show a good face and we could not match the performance of the Newcastle players. We were late in all aspects of the game and we completely missed the first part of the game. The second half is a different story but it’s really painful. It is not even about tactics, we just could not fight and we were late.
“I think Newcastle just had a great performance, they were very aggressive and offensive everywhere they had the ball. It is difficult right now to assess the performances but there was a lack of pride. You can get punched once or twice, but it was like we could not even react or bounce back.
“It’s very embarrassing. We should apologize to the fans“
“Newcastle deserves a lot of credit for starting the game at 100 miles per hour. They knew exactly what to do. We can try to find excuses and analyse the performances but the first thing is we miss the fight. In football, if you go on the pitch without the desire to show aggressiveness makes things very hard. It was a bit of a mess on the field.”
Tottenham’s upcoming Premier League fixtures against Manchester United and Liverpool are going to be challenging as they are currently six points behind the Champions League places and only four points ahead of Brighton in eighth place.