Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has stated that his side’s trip to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge this weekend is the perfect hangover cure for their group stage exit of the Champions League.
The French shot-stopper could not prevent his side’s 2-1 defeat in Monaco on Tuesday, even after blocking a Radamel Falcao penalty and producing a string of world-class saves.
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That result confirmed the London club’s premature elimination from the competition, even though there is still one game to play in the groups.
“Our fans, our club and most of all our players had a lot of expectations in this competition. We fought a lot last season to get this Champions League place,” Lloris told the Tottenham official website.
“We’re very disappointed, very frustrated with the way we played.
“It’s a big disappointment but we need to keep our chins up because it’s a big game on Saturday.”
Current Premier League leaders Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent run of form against Tottenham this weekend, which has seen them win six in a row without conceding.
However, they may have a tougher test than in recent weeks with the visit of a side that are still unbeaten in England’s top-flight this season.
And the 29-year-old Spurs number one feels the London derby is a perfect way to conquer their recent loss.
“I have no doubt about that,” Lloris continued.
“I said the same after we lost against Leverkusen at Wembley, this is the best type of game to bounce back.
“The only thing is to digest the frustration of this defeat and look forward.”