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Before Arsenal, Lloris worried about “unrecognizable” Spurs loss

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium on November 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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Three points separate North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal ahead of Sunday’s big Derby at the Emirates, a match with the potential to be a huge swing in confidence for either side.

Spurs are unbeaten in the Premier League, with five wins and five draws, but are coming off a UEFA Champions League loss to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium which had Mauricio Pochettino fuming.

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Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris admits it’s not a good sign ahead of the derby, but also an opportunity to get things back on track.

From The London Evening Standard:

“We cannot be in a worse situation. It is difficult to accept that kind of performance. It was difficult to recognize the team, very aggressive and calm under pressure. That was completely the opposite.

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“I hope we are aware that this kind of game against Arsenal is a big opportunity for everyone to enjoy football, share a great moment with the fans and try to make them proud of us. We need to enjoy that kind of moment and stay united.”


Spurs haven’t won at Arsenal since Nov. 2010, but have scooped draws in their last two PL visits. Is this the right match at the right time, or is Lloris right to be worried about form?

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