We have the talent to make a difference - Hugo
15 December 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris was convinced we could beat Swansea having weathered the home team's storm at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
The goalkeeper and skipper certainly played his part as we kept the Swans at bay in the second half.
Harry Kane headed us into an early lead but Swansea had the better of the chances after that, levelled on 48 minutes and put us under pressure for the next half-hour.
But we stood firm thanks to a combination of Hugo, defensive blocks and wayward finishing.
We had chances as well - Harry curled just wide and glanced a header inches past the far post - and you sensed the game was there for the taking inside the final minutes.
We did just that as an 89th-minute strike from Christian Eriksen secured our fourth late win in the Premier League this season.
“It was a really tough game against a good team at home and the key was that we stayed strong in the most important periods and after that, we have the talent to make the difference,” reflected Hugo, who stepped out for his 100th appearance for us.
“We believed we could score at any moment but at that moment, we were thinking about keeping the result. It wasn’t a bad result because Swansea had chances. But as I said, we have the talent and Christian did it again, he scored an unbelievable goal. This is also down to teamwork, that’s the key.
“We needed to keep believing, stay focused and when the chance appears, you need to score. We were patient and again, we got the win at the end of the game.
“When we scored, we shared the moment with the fans and that’s important for us.”
We now have a huge game against Newcastle in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup back at the Lane on Wednesday night. “We have a lot of games, we have to recover quickly and Wednesday is another big game for us. The positive thing is that we are still alive in all competitions,” added Hugo.