Antonio Conte fires warning to underperforming stars after first loss of the season in Lisbon

Tottenham lost their first game of the campaign after conceding two late goals in Lisbon.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says they will have to take a look at the performance of some players after his team lost 2-0 to Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday night.

Late goals from substitutes Paulinho and Arthur Gomes gave Sporting all three points to shoot them to the summit of group D in the Champions League.

The win was the first for the club against an English side and was also the first time that Sporting had won two back-to-back games in the Champions League.

For Spurs, it was the first defeat of the season and the first game they have failed to find the back of the net.

And with a league game against Leicester coming up this weekend, manager Antonio Conte says he might have to look at his players again after they lost their way in the final 10 minutes.

He told reporters after the game in Lisbon: “For sure we can do much better in those last few minutes. We conceded a counter attack with a one vs one.

“It was the player who shot and Hugo made a really good save, maybe the most difficult save of the game. After this, at the corner we conceded a goal.

“I always say to my players that the details move the final result. I think that maybe we didn’t deserve to win but at the same time we didn’t deserve to lose this game tonight.

“We try to analyse the game very well with the players to understand what were the positive things that we did and what are the negative situations that we can improve for the future.

“For sure this level is a high level, the Champions League. Against Marseille was another tough game. Tonight was another tough game.

“We need to know that if we want to have the ambition to go to the next round we have to fight, we have to fight a lot, especially in this group because in this group I see a lot of balance between the teams.”