Toothless Spurs left in 'very difficult situation'

Sports | 21 Feb 2020

Jose Mourinho fears Tottenham's season is running out of gas after injury-hit Spurs slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Spurs could be without the talismanic duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung Min for the rest of the season through injury and looked toothless against the German Bundesliga title contenders.

"We are in a very difficult situation," said Mourinho. "What worries me is this is going to be the situation until the end of the season."

Spurs captain Hugo Lloris kept his side in the tie with a string of important saves, but he could not prevent Timo Werner scoring from the penalty spot as the Germany forward's 26th goal of the season gave Leipzig a lead to defend on home soil on March 10.

"Over the 90 minutes we deserved the win and could have won by more," said Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann. "It's only the first game. You have to perform at the same level in both games."

Leipzig looked a seasoned Champions League team in their first knockout tie in the competition.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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