Lamela Calls For Spurs Resonse

Lamela Calls For Spurs Resonse

Erik Lamela hopes Spurs can bounce back from their EFL Cup disappointment when they face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Tottenham were dumped out of the EFL Cup by Chelsea on Thursday as they went down 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final second-leg clash.

Spurs won the first leg 1-0 but first-half goals from N’Golo Kane and Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge turned the tie around.

Fernando Llorente’s second-half header ultimately ensured spot-kicks were required but Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed for Spurs.

Lamela says his side should be proud of their efforts despite the defeat and he hopes for an immediate response when they take on Palace at Selhurst Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

“The final result is bad for us but we fought until the end, we showed that we wanted to win,” Lamela told the club website. “The game was very hard.

We ran, we played, we didn’t lose overall and then penalties, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. That’s not an excuse. It’s like this. You win or you lose.

The most important thing is to give everything on the pitch and I can look at my team-mates and we are proud of each other. “Penalties, like I said, against Watford [in the third round] we won, tonight we lost. It’s like this.

We are all together. I scored my goal but I could have missed as well. That’s football. The most important thing is that we left everything on the pitch.

“The season is long and we need to move on. it’s another game in three days [Palace] and the season isn’t finished. We’re out of this competition, that’s hard for us but we need to keep going forward, always.”

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