Tottenham 'keeper Hugo Lloris spoke to reporters after his side's bitterly disappointing 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday night, and shared what he and his teammates discussed before the match, as quoted by the Irish Examiner.
Spurs players were nowhere near their best against the Reds in UEFA's showpiece event, and in all honesty, they looked to be a long way off the level required to win games of that magnitude.
The north London outfit ended their Premier League campaign in poor form, losing three, drawing one and winning one of their last five outings, and they carried that suspect play on into the Champions League final.
The Tottenham players will know that they have let themselves down, especially considering the fact that it might just be a long time before they are in that position again.
Lloris spoke to the media after the match, and shared what he and his Spurs teammates discussed before the game, as quoted by the Irish Examiner:
"Maybe we had too much focus on the way to play rather than to win the game. We said beforehand that it doesn’t matter how you play, whether it is good or bad, a final is a final and it is all about small details. But those small details were not that important in the end. Liverpool managed the game much better than us. That’s football. They have a great manager and players, and probably used the experience of last season."
Tottenham will now have to recover quickly, rest up and go again next season.
Mauricio Pochettino's target now, should he stay at Spurs, will be to win a trophy as soon as possible, and once they do that, they might just go on to become prolific winners.
That will be easier said than done, however.
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