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I'm ignoring the critics - Lloris

25th February 2019, 13:36 by James Mason

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris says he is not listening to the criticism being thrown at his side following Saturday's 2-1 loss at Burnley.

Spurs suffered a blow to their title challenge at the weekend when missing the chance to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City after going down 2-1 to relegation-threatened Burnley at Turf Moor.

Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes scored either side of a Harry Kane strike to give the Clarets all three points and extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight matches.

Tottenham have now slipped six points behind the Reds and the London outfit could be without manager Mauricio Pochettino for the next couple of games after he angrily confronted referee Mike Dean on the pitch after the full-time whistle.

Heavy criticism has been aimed at Spurs for the manner of their defeat, but Lloris is not entertaining the critics and insists his side know what they need to do.

"I don't really care what people say," he said, via the London Evening Standard. "We [the players] are inside the club – we know what's happening here. We need to keep strong and don't lose energy to listen or to read what is happening outside.

"Before we think about playing for titles, the next week is very decisive. Afterwards, we will see where we are in the table."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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