English Premiership

Lloris wary of Spurs form ahead of London derby

2016-11-04 18:51
Hugo Lloris (TEAMtalk)

London - Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris feels their preparation for Sunday's north London derby at Arsenal couldn't have gone worse, after a disappointing defeat in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side came up short in a 1-0 loss against Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley, a result which leaves their hopes of advancing to the last 16 out of their hands.

Although Spurs will go into this weekend's derby showdown unbeaten in the Premier League, a run of six games without a win in all competitions have halted their momentum somewhat.

"We cannot be in a worse situation. It is difficult to accept that kind of performance from us," the France international said after the midweek match.

"It was difficult to recognise the team, very aggressive, very calm under pressure, and that was completely the opposite.

"Leverkusen did not play a great game. They were just well-organised and had some chances because of us, because we made too many mistakes.

"We need to learn quickly because there is a big game on Sunday. The derby is always important and we need to forget about this disappointment and be ready."

Spurs however were given a boost ahead of Sunday's fixture with the news that star striker, Harry Kane could be available for selection after the England international was sidelined for six weeks with an ankle injury.

The 23-year-old took part in full training this week and will be looking to give his team who have not recorded a win in six games an extra option in attack.

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