Dembele admits Spurs lacked motivation for Leeds defeat

Mousa Dembele admits Tottenham struggled for motivation in their FA Cup defeat to Leeds United.

Spurs had made five changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Manchester United.

Dembele admitted: “The most difficult thing is to think every week as you would if you were playing United.

“It is very easy to motivate yourself against them but when you have a team like this [Leeds] it’s a bit more difficult, because they have everything to gain.

“You have to give extra energy to motivate yourself and maybe that was a bit of a problem for us but we still feel we can win a trophy this season, because there is a lot of quality in our group.

“It is a bit disappointing that the FA Cup is over but it is great that we have another trophy to get, so we will try to win that one.”

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