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Davies, Lloris and Wanyama react after Leverkusen loss

Posted on 3 November 2016  - 13:15

It was all about long faces and learning at Wembley on Wednesday night.

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The players were understandably despondent after the nature of the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen in Matchday Four of the Champions League and Hugo Lloris said the players need to learn quickly with only two group matches remaining.

It means we're down but not out in Group E. The easiest way of looking at the remaining fixtures is this - if we beat Monaco in MD5 and then CSKA Moscow in MD6, we'll finish in the top two and progress to the knockout stage with Monaco and Leverkusen facing each other in MD6.

Kevin Kampl's close-range goal in the 65th minute secured victory for the Germans and the closest we came to rescuing a point was when Eric Dier rattled the crossbar from a free-kick.

Below: Hugo Lloris

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Hugo Lloris, captain

Thoughts on the game...
"It’s the kind of night where you can try anything and it’s going bad, everything we worked on, everything we tried, things didn’t go our way. We need to learn because we now only have two chances to go through. We worked a lot last season to get into the Champions League and we cannot waste everything. It’s a shame because we’ve lost six points at home and that’s difficult at this level. We need to look forward because it’s a big game for us on Sunday. We need to question ourselves, recover and be ready for Arsenal."

Are we missing the players out injured?
"I always said we don’t depend on one or two players, we are a team and we need to be a unit. It’s true, maybe we’ve lost some confidence because it’s a few games now that we haven’t won but we are still working, we need to keep our chins up and be ready for Sunday."

Below: Victor Wanyama

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Victor Wanyama

Is there a lack of confidence in the team at the moment?
"No, I don’t think it’s a lack of confidence, it’s just that things are not working well and we have to stay together. We know we’re in a bad moment, we have to stick together and it will come. Everyone is disappointed, we know we can do much better than this. We have tough games to come so we have to continue fighting."

Is it even harder to lose in front of so many Spurs fans at Wembley?
"Sure, it’s very disappointing losing at home. We have great support so it’s very disappointing but there is nothing we can do now, it’s happened and we have to look ahead and try to be better."

Below: Ben Davies

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Ben Davies

Thoughts on the game...
"We’ve got to go away over the next couple of days and evaluate where things went wrong. It was hard, they made it difficult for us but at the end of the day things didn’t go as well as we wanted. It’s hard to pinpoint anything that went wrong specifically, I don’t think it was a great game overall but now we’ll have to get ready and re-focus for the next matches."