(London) Crushed by Newcastle (6-1) on Sunday in the league, Tottenham players announced on Tuesday that they would reimburse the tickets of supporters who had made the trip.
“As a team, we understand your frustration and anger. It wasn’t good enough. We know that words are not enough in a situation like this but, believe us, such a defeat hurts,” the players wrote in a message posted on the club’s Twitter account.
“We appreciate your support both home and away and with that in mind we would like to refund the price of the match tickets at Saint James’ Park,” they add.
Some of the 3,000 Tottenham supporters in the stands had left the stadium after 22 minutes, when the score was already 5-0 for the Magpies.
“It’s really humiliating and the first thing to do is to apologize to the fans,” Spurs goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris admitted after the match.
“It’s not even a question of talking about tactics, it’s just that we didn’t know how to fight […] and it’s difficult to analyze there right away but the first thing is that we missed of pride, “recognized Lloris, who came out injured at half-time.
With this defeat, Tottenham has largely eroded its chances of playing in the next Champions League since it is six points behind Newcastle and Manchester United, 3rd and 4th, while these two teams respectively played one and two games less .
On Monday, the London club announced the dismissal of Cristian Stellini, interim coach since the departure of Antonio Conte, of whom he was assistant.
The team has been entrusted for the end of the season to Ryan Mason, while waiting for a coach for next season.
Mason will be on the bench on Thursday, precisely against Manchester United, for the 33rd day of the Premier League.
“We will give everything to redeem ourselves against Manchester United on Thursday night where, once again, your support will be most important to us. Together, and only together, we will get things done,” the players concluded in their message.