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'Erratic' Spurs failed to create enough chances at Gent – Dier

Eric Dier has stated that Tottenham Hotspur's defeat against Gent on Thursday night was due to an inability to create enough chances.

Spurs' shaky run of form continued when they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Belgian side Gent on their 1st leg Round of 32 Europa League encounter on Thursday night and it has to be said that Mauricio Pochettino's men put in another disappointing performance during the encounter.

Defender Dier was not left pleased at how Tottenham performed on the night and has stated that Spurs not being able to create enough clear-cut opportunities was one of the main reasons for the North London side's loss.

He said: "We did show more aggression than Saturday against Liverpool. I don't think we created enough chances to win.

"In the first half, they were the better of the two sides but after half-time we were better until the goal. It stopped us in our tracks. We could not get going again. They sat back and we could not get the away goal.

"When you go a goal down, you want to give everything to get back into the game. Maybe we were erratic at times and could have been a bit calmer and waited for our chance. That is something for us to work on."

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