Sigurdsson looking for morale-boosting win over Maribor after Chelsea disappointment

The 23-year-old believes the sooner the team recover from their defeat to Roberto Di Matteo's side the better, and they must start replicating their home form on their travels

Tottenham midfielder Gyfli Sigurdsson believes three points over Maribor in the Europa League is a must as the team look to limit any lasting damage from Saturday’s 4-2 loss to rivals to Chelsea.

A Juan Mata-inspired Blues eventually ran out convincing winners at White Hart Lane, despite Spurs leading 2-1 with 25 minutes remaining, and the summer signing is keen to pick up a morale-boosting win in Slovenia.

"I think it will be very important to get three points even though we are playing away from home," Sigurdsson told reporters.

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"We know they are good at home so we're looking forward to the game.

"We want to bounce back after the game against Chelsea as well so three points will be very important to us."

The Iceland international has admitted that morale in the aftermath of their defeat to the current Premier League leaders was low, but the squad are eager to put the disappointment behind them.

He added: "After the game, obviously, we were a bit low and disappointed because I thought we bounced back at half-time and got back into the game in the second half.

"When you play Chelsea, they've obviously got a lot of quality and are the champions of Europe.

"We are very disappointed but now we're looking forward to this game. We want to bounce back and get three points in this game."

Tottenham currently sit third in Group J, behind Maribor and Serie A side Lazio, after drawing both their opening two games of the competition.