By Emma Sanders

Hugo Lloris claims Tottenham could not be in a worse position following their 1-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday evening.

The goalkeeper admitted his side need a “miracle” to progress through to the Champions League group stages and the club still has a lot to learn.

Tottenham have won just one of their first four European ties, losing against Leverkusen and Monaco and only scraping a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in September.

“We cannot be in a worse situation. After a game like Leverkusen, we need to question ourselves. We need to learn about the Champions League,” said Lloris, as reported by the Guardian.

“We need to be ready for the next two games and try to get the miracle. The Leverkusen game was very important and I did not feel we were aware of that.

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“I don’t want to think that we have already slipped out of this competition. We need to believe. It is true that we cannot be in a worse situation but that is football and, sometimes you need to create a miracle.”

Spurs remain unbeaten in the Premier League but have not won a game since their 2-0 victory against Manchester City on the first weekend of October.

Since then, they have suffered two losses and picked up four disappointing draws, including a 1-1 draw with West Brom and a goalless result against Bournemouth.

They now face an uphill battle to qualify from the group stages of the European competition and will battle it out in the north London derby against league leaders, Arsenal, on Sunday.

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