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Tottenham were beaten 1-0 at home by RB Leipzig as Timo Werner scored a second-half penalty to give his side the advantage ahead of next month’s second leg tie.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has now bemoaned his side’s injury worries ahead of facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon and doesn’t think he has fit players for this game.
Mourinho even likened his team to fighting with a gun without bullets.
“Let’s be loyal to the boys and say that they did everything they could do,” he told Sky Sports after the game.
“Lamela, do you know how many training sessions he had with the team? Zero. Direct from injury, to recovering on the pitch with the physios to 20 minutes of a game in the Champions League.
“That is our team. You can look at it and see two perspectives. One perspective is of an amazing group with amazing guys that try everything, from another side you see how we are in this moment.
“You look at the other guys, they play with [Patrik] Schick, [Timo] Werner and [Christopher] Nkunku. Nkunku is tired, get out, on comes [Emil] Forsberg. Schick is tired, come off, there’s [Yussuf] Poulsen.
“This is our situation, it’s like going to a fight with a gun without bullets. So, we did what we could do, and I think if we scored before them the game would be different.”