The France World Cup winner Hugo Lloris backs 'disgrace' assessment of Spurs and declares full commitment to Jose Mourinho's cause.
The French goalkeeper has told Sky Sports on the reaction to his loud criticism: "
I heard, obviously, but I did not need to listen to the comments. As a captain, you have a responsibility to go in front of the camera after this big failure in the Europa League
"It is a competition that we all said was a target for a trophy. To lose against Dinamo Zagreb is something, for me, that you cannot accept.
"It is not a lack of respect. It is just that when you have standards as a club, this ambition to win, and especially to fail in that way, after winning the first leg 2-0, it was just an honest statement on that.
"It was a way to share the responsibility. I am the first one to be guilty. But it is not only me. It is the players. It is the manager. It is the coaching staff. It is the club, you know?"
has been playing for the Spurs since 2012 and has made 365 appearances so far. He claimed that despite the bad results they have achieved, he is satisfied with his presence in the team.
"It has been nine years
"If I am still here it is because I really care about the club. Those things affect me as a professional and they affect me as a person."
Although Lloris has won the most important trophy with France, he is still waiting for his first medal with Tottenham. Tottenham will face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25.
"Success, I don't know. It has been a hard season. If you talk to all the players in the changing room and you ask them what they want, they will say it is to win trophies," Lloris said on the club's immediate plans.
"The most difficult thing is to do it, obviously.
"It all depends on how we finish the season. There is a final to win and if we win that trophy it will be positive. It will not clean the season because a defeat like the one against Zagreb is one that is still hurting. The Europa League was an ambition, a target.
"But there are still a few things to save the season and we have to fight to save them. We will give everything, do as well as we can, and see where we are after the last game. We have a responsibility not to give up and go to the end with big games ahead.
"There is a season to finish and we want to finish it in the best way."