Jose Mourinho compared the current Tottenham injury crisis like "going to fight with a gun without bullets". Tottenham were toothless in attack in the first leg of the Champions League first knockout round against RB Leipzig, with Lucas Moura playing in the lead.
Harry Kane's long-term injury meant Heung-Min Son was the highlight option up front, but the South Korean international suffered a broken arm in Sunday's 3-2 victory over Aston Villa , excluding it for the rest of the season.
The injury left Mourinho short of a striker coming and going in the last 16 clash against Leipzig.
The Portuguese coach rose to the top with Moura, with Steven Bergwijn and Giovani Lo Celso off the field, with Dele Alli acting behind the striker.
But they lacked a real threat of attack and, despite an improved display in the second half, Peter Gulacsi barely had anything to do with Leipzig's goal.
"We are really in trouble. If it were just this game, I would say there is no problem, but we have FA Cup and Premier League games."
"I know that Lamela could only give us 20 minutes and I knew that Ndombele couldn't play for 90 minutes. I tried to manage the pieces that I had."
"Don't tell me that Lamela and Ndombele could have started the game, they couldn't have started the game.
"Here we go Chelsea [who will play on Saturday at 12:30 GMT] drinking sparkling water with lemon. Saturday morning [looking at the interviewer – the game was transferred to BT Sport coverage] – thank you very much for your choice."