Hugo Lloris has taken responsibility for his costly error against Liverpool but insists luck was on the hosts’ side at Anfield.
The Tottenham Hotspur captain’s 90th minute error resulted in a Toby Alderweireld own goal, handing Liverpool all three points and consigning Spurs to their fourth defeat in five Premier League games.
Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool the lead early on but Lucas Moura levelled things up with 20 minutes to go following an improved second half display from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
But Tottenham could not hold onto their lead as Lloris palmed a tame Mohamed Salah header onto the shin of Alderweireld, who could do nothing to prevent an own goal.
After the game, Lloris attempted to explain his error to reporters.
“When you are a goalkeeper you know the responsibility,” he said (via Football365).
“Of course you question yourself and the good thing [is] there is another game in three days.
“We need to switch off from today and prepare the next one. That is the best way to forget.
“I don’t really know what happened. I tried to catch the ball twice but unfortunately there was no bounce, it bounced straight on the shin of Toby and what happened happened.
“A bit of the luck was on the opponents’ side today. It is tough. We gave so much to come back in the game and had chances to score the second goal. It is sad for us.”
Spurs might have won had Moussa Sissoko taken a huge chance when the scores were level – the Frenchman blamed himself for the visitors’ defeat.
The Londoners must now pull themselves together ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Crystal Palace, the first game at the club’s new stadium.