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Hard work behind Hugo's super save at Swansea

Posted on 5 October 2015  - 12:05

Hugo Lloris said he’d have swapped his latest wonder save for three points at Swansea.


Our French international skipper pulled off a tremendous stoppage time save to keep us level at 2-2 at the Liberty Stadium, heroically tipping Federico Fernandez’s header onto the crossbar.

It was the 28-year-old’s stand-out contribution in a game that saw us push and push for a winner, only to find Hugo’s opposite number Lukasz Fabianski in fine form.

Reflecting on his efforts in south Wales, our talismanic goalkeeper said he had his hard work in training to thank for denying Swansea a late win but admitted to experiencing mixed emotions after the spoils were ultimately shared.

“At the end they could have won so it’s a strange feeling,” he said.

“In that kind of game when you are a defender or goalkeeper it’s all about communication and concentration, because we had the ball for so long in the game that we had the match under control.

“I was sure that they would have one big chance before the end and of course it’s a good feeling to make the save but I would rather have the three points.

“We work every day with Toni Jimenez (goalkeeping coach) and the other goalkeepers to always be on our toes, be ready to take quick steps and push the ball away and this work helped me today.

“We had the game under control but it’s finished a 2-2 draw so we need to learn from it, but the attitude and the character of the team was great.”