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Tottenham star laments over loss to Super Eagles duo

Europa League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 17/02/2017


Mousa Dembele has admitted that Tottenham may have underestimated Gent in their Europa League last-32 tie.

Gent had the Super Eagles duo of Moses Simon and Andreson Esiti in action on Wednesday night as Spurs lost 1-0 to the mid-table Belgian League side in the first leg and midfielder Dembele confessed they deserved to.

Asked if they had taken Gent too lightly, Dembele said: “I think so.

“They were much sharper than us. I think the loss was deserved. We haven’t created too many chances, though Gent didn't either.

“We started the second half quite good, but then they scored.

 He continued: " Generally I think they wanted it more than us, they were sharper, more motivated than us.”

Spurs now have work to do in next Thursday's Wembley second leg to reach the last-16.

“Everything is possible [now],” Dembele said.

“I hope this game has opened our eyes. I hope we show double our attitude next week. And that we really want it.”