Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura says they must quickly overcome the disappointment of Sunday’s 1-0 English Premier League (EPL) defeat by Everton.
The Brazilian forward said they must therefore show their quality against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the UEFA Europa League this week.
Jose Mourinho’s side visit the Bulgarian Super Cup winners in Europe’s second-tier club competition on Thursday, with the winners of the one-off tie advancing to the third qualifying round.
“It’s only one game and if we lose, it’s bye-bye,” Moura told Spurs’ website.
“We need to go there with the right mentality, very strong in our minds and go there to qualify, because it’s a competition we want to win, and we have the quality to win.”
The Brazilian said the defeat by Everton had left his team mates feeling deflated.
“The players are upset because we know how important this game was,” he said. “The first game of the season and it’s so important to start well, to start with three points.
“We need to look forward now and try to do better.
“We don’t have time to cry. We have another important game … and we need to be ready.”