Published: Tue, November 08, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Kampl goal gives Leverkusen victory at Tottenham

Kampl goal gives Leverkusen victory at Tottenham

Bayer Leverkusen claimed its first victory in Champions League Group E on Wednesday, edging an insipid Tottenham side 1-0 to condemn the London club to a second successive loss at its temporary Wembley Stadium home.

Spurs take on Bayer Leverkusen in Group E on Wednesday night, hoping to break the club's miserable run of form at the national stadium. 'We have to be honest. "We'll take it game by game and see how we finish". "I doubt many want to go back". We need to look in the mirror and say "Come on, we need to improve".

"This was a special game, playing against Tottenham at Wembley, it was an exceptional situation and we enjoyed the fact that we played football and fought well".

Tottenham were again without both Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld, although both are nearing recoveries from injury and Kane could even feature in the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday.

The hosts had a goal disallowed and hit the crossbar with a late free-kick but were otherwise impotent as they failed to score in open play for a fifth consecutive game - and failed to win for the sixth in a row.

Bayer are faring little better, sitting all the way down in 10th place in the Bundesliga and winning only five matches across all competitions since the season began.

"There is nowhere better in the world to play football".

Kevin-Kampl-Tottenham 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Kampl goal gives Leverkusen victory at Tottenham

The result follows the 2-1 loss to Monaco which saw Pochettino question his side's lack of hunger and passion.

English clubs have an very bad Champions League record at the national stadium.

'This is our second game.

"We can put excuses out like saying there is a psychological block about playing here but it's not true". We win together and we lose together. We had some great chances and also were were a bit unlucky. We tried to play well, we're just disappointed. "Every year it's a great game, they're two evenly matched teams now".

Former Bayer forward Son scored five times before the end of September - including the victor in Moscow - but has since struggled in the absence of Harry Kane.

"It is a big game", Son said. 'We are sad, all of us, but we just have to look forward.

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