Hugo happy with Stoke shutout
Mon 30 December 2013, 13:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris was thrilled with his clean sheet in Sunday’s win against Stoke City.
Roberto Soldado’s first half penalty was added to by goals from Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon to give us all three points at White Hart Lane.
But it was the shutout at the other end which added to Hugo’s delight after the final whistle.
“That’s our eighth clean sheet this season in the Premier League,” said our charismatic stopper after the result, which saw us beat last year’s overall tally of top flight clean sheets at only the half-way stage of this campaign.
“It’s a good average so now we need to keep going, especially after the last month with a lot of goals conceded. It was important to stop that and now we can look forward.”
The Frenchman spoke after our 3-0 triumph about how the lads were delighted to claim all three points, having been held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion 72 hours earlier.
“We were a bit disappointed that it was a draw against West Bromwich Albion but we had a good game today against a team which was disciplined tactically on the pitch,” Hugo said.
“We had to find a solution with short passes and we did well.
“I think everybody has to be involved in scoring goals, but today the midfield players made the difference and that’s a good thing.
“The penalty helped us in the game and after that I think the game was a bit more open. We had a lot of chances to score and I think it was a good game for our confidence. It was also important to share a good game with our fans.”