Skip to main content

News

  • Hugo Lloris on our 2-2 draw at City
Subscribe to newsfeed 

'Draw at City showed the mentality of this team' - Hugo

Posted on 24 January 2017  - 12:00

It says a lot about the Spurs class of 2017 that Hugo Lloris was speaking in positive terms after the situation we found ourselves in at Manchester City.

city-a_hugo730

As the goalkeeper pointed out, it might have been a different story a few years ago as we fell 2-0 behind at the Etihad with the home team in flying form - and with two 5-1s and a 6-0 loss against City in recent memory (2011-14), it's difficult to argue.

Of course, Hugo was at fault himself as we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, but you just felt we could do something. Dele Alli pulled a goal back, but then Toby Alderweireld limped off at 2-1 and with Kevin Wimmer already substituted, we were two centre-backs down as well. Victor Wanyama stepped in, we kept City at bay and secured a point when Heung-Min Son converted Harry Kane's flick on 77 minutes.

"At the end, in a bad day for the team, we got a point against Manchester City, who played maybe one of their best games of the season," said Hugo.

"I think that's really positive.

Below: Hugo in action at City

city-a_hugo730a

"The only thing is, okay, we conceded some big chances but they didn’t score, they scored on the mistakes, especially mine.

"The first I’m a bit unlucky with because it’s handball and the second one, that’s part of football unfortunately when you are a goalkeeper.

"Of course, I would have preferred to avoid that but even at 2-0 down, the team had a great spirit, we moved forward and we scored two goals.

"It showed the mentality of this team. I’m pleased for that. I’m sure a few years ago we might have conceded a bad defeat in a situation like that. We needed to stay positive collectively and we were able to do that. The fans were happy and they pushed us until the end."