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No time to cry, Europa League awaits: says Spurs’ Moura

The Brazilian said the defeat by Everton had left his team mates feeling deflated.

In Summary

•Jose Mourinho’s side visit the Bulgarian Super Cup winners in Europe’s second-tier club competition on Thursday

•Meanwhile, Fulham left-back Joe Bryan has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023,

Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura reacts in their last weekend's match against Everton
Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura reacts in their last weekend's match against Everton
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Tottenham Hotspur must quickly overcome the disappointment of Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat by Everton and show their quality against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League this week, forward Lucas Moura has said.

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.”

Meanwhile, Fulham left-back Joe Bryan has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023, the Premier League side have said. Bryan helped Fulham win promotion last season, scoring twice in their Championship play-off final victory over Brentford.

“I’m obviously delighted to commit a couple more years to the club,” Bryan told Fulham’s website. “We’re in the Premier League now so it’s nice to be able to give myself more time to develop and prove myself as a Premier League player.

“We came together as a team last year and it was nice to be able to repay a bit of the faith that the club and supporters have shown in me during my time here, by helping the club back into this league.”

Fulham have also handed new contracts to Belgian full-back Denis Odoi and English midfielder Josh Onomah.