Lloris: Tottenham lack big game confidence

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted that his side lack confidence when they take on the Premier League’s top clubs, the Daily Mail has reported.

Last season, Spurs regularly found themselves on the end of heavy defeats against the teams above them, with the top four of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal scoring 27 goals in their eight league matches against Tottenham, who only scored two in reply.

This time around, they have already lost 3-0 at home to Liverpool, and on Saturday they travel to the Emirates Stadium for the first North London derby of the season having only taken one point from the last three Premier League games, a run which has seen them drop to ninth spot after leading the table after the second round of fixtures.

Qualifying for the Champions League is the aim for this season, and when asked if the games against the top clubs counted double, Lloris responded by saying: ‘Yes. But we are in the Premier League and it is the most difficult league to win in the world. There are five, six, seven top clubs which are able to win, or are at the same level as the champions in France, Italy, Germany.’

He added: ‘I think we need time. We are trying to go that way. I think it is important that there is confidence between players and manager and staff and we are still learning and trying to improve. It (confidence) happens when you win and in the big games you win as well. But there is not only a league between top teams – you can lose points everywhere.’

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