Hugo: “This means a lot for our Club”
Thu 10 May 2018, 12:30|Tottenham Hotspur
A proud Hugo Lloris explained exactly what it meant to qualify for the Champions League for the third-successive year after victory against Newcastle at Wembley on Wednesday night.
One of our longest-serving players, Hugo, captain of Club and country, was in fine form as we battled to a decisive 1-0 victory against the Toon.
Hugo made the save of the night to turn away Jamal Lascelles’ header in the first half and made a key intervention as Dwight Gayle look to pounce from close range inside the final 20 minutes.
In the end, Harry Kane’s delicious curler from 20 yards five minutes after half-time won it and a top four place was secured when Chelsea were held by Huddersfield.
We can now finish third with a win against Leicester City in the season’s finale back at Wembley on Sunday (3pm).
Below: Hugo denies Lascelles
“It's a big achievement,” said Hugo, who recently passed the 250-game mark for the Club. “To be in the Champions League three times in a row means a lot for our Club, for our team, for our manager, for our fans.
“This season has been a transitional season - it’s like we've played 37 away games. We can be proud because no-one expected us to be in the top four and this is a good answer to show to all the people that we are strong and that they can believe in us.
“As I said before, it’s been like 37 games away from home. We can say whatever we want but Wembley is not our stadium. We cannot feel the same as we did at White Hart Lane or (how we will) in our new stadium.
“We can be proud and we can congratulate all the staff and all the players. We deserve it. We’ve worked so hard to be at this level again. It’s good for the future of Tottenham Hotspur.”