Rio Ferdinand comments on Tottenham Hotspur display

Hugo Lloris of Spurs punches the ball clear ahead of Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

Tottenham Hotspur failed to win against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur speaks during a press conference on the eve the UEFA Champions League group B match between Olympiacos FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Karaiskakis Stadium on...

Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport 2 (7:47pm, September 18, 2019) that Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris typified the team’s performance against Olympiakos on Wednesday evening.

Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead to play out a 2-2 draw with Olympiakos in the Champions League.

Manchester United legend Ferdinand was not impressed with the display produced by the North London outfit, and he believes that French goalkeeper Lloris’s late mistake that could have proved costly typified the performance of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.


Meanwhile, former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes that Harry Winks played well for the visiting team.

The 23-year-old played well in the middle of the park, held his own well, was aggressive, and worked hard.

According to WhoScored, the England international had a pass accuracy of 94.3%, took 101 touches, and made three tackles and two clearances.

Ferdinand said on BT Sport 2 (7:47pm, September 18, 2019): “But as a team performance I thought they were just slack and lax and I felt even with the last bit with [Hugo] Lloris, he kind of epitomised their performance today.

“Coming out, lacklustre, and as you said really Spursy, really, if you want to put it like that.”

Jenas said about Winks in the 88th minute of the match: “He has been the standout performer in what has been a very average performance by the team.”

Back to winning ways

Tottenham will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League.

Spurs will be determined to return to winning ways after their disappointment against Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Yassine Benzia of Olympiacos FC and Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Olympiacos FC and Tottenham Hotspur at...

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