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Vertonghen opens up about brutal defeat

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Tottenham lost to Bayern in a memorable fashion as Bavarians took the 7-2 win with four goals coming from Serge Gnabry.

Tottenham started the league season unconvincingly. They are currently sitting at sixth after a patchy run of form at the start of the season.

In last Wednesday’s mid-week League Cup fixture, the Spurs have been shockingly knocked out of the cup by Colchester.

As if the start to the season wasn’t bad in itself, the Champions League draw got them to face Bayern.

What looked like a competitive matchup quickly turned into a fiasco.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Tottenham’s defence couldn’t contain the former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry, or the Polish striker machine, Robert Lewandowski.

The loss alone puts Tottenham in an uncomfortable position as they only draw against Olympiakos in the Champions League opener after having a 2-0 lead.

However, the weight of the loss isn’t just losing three points. The 7-2 scoreline suggests the loss of confidence and belief in yourself.

Mix this with Pochettino’s apathetic behavior since the start of the season, and it’s clear that things aren’t shinning in North London.

Jan Vertonghen is under the spotlight as the central-defender in a match where his team conceded seven goals.

Commenting for talkSport, Vertonghen said:

“I feel extremely hurt, I feel ashamed, all negative thoughts are going through my head, it’s embarrassing to stand here in front of you guys.

“It’s tough. I’m not talking about other players, I’m talking about myself, about my feeling to watch everyone around the club. It’s a very bad result, and I don’t want to speak too much.”

Tottenham will now try to bounce back against relegation candidates, Brighton.

The task won’t be easy as Pochettino now has to find a way to lift his vice-champions squad from the ashes.