Speaking after Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday, captain Hugo Lloris (35) said that the final match of the group stage against Marseille next week “will be like a final.”
Going into the final gameweek of the group stages, all scenarios are still possible. Whilst Tottenham are currently top of Group D, a defeat against Marseille next Tuesday could see them drop out of the competition. Marseille are currently bottom of the incredibly tight group, but a win would see them progress to the knockout stages.
In a mixed zone interview, transcribed by L’Équipe, Lloris said, “Before [Marseille] we have to have a good match against Bournemouth in order to bounce back from two defeats in the Premier League. But yeah, Marseille will be like a final, even if we do have a slight advantage from kick-off as, for us, a draw is enough.”
He continued, “It’s a match that we have to play with our heads but also with our feelings and our hearts. We need to give everything on the pitch because every detail matters.”