Team spirit key to win - Hugo Lloris
Mon 11 February 2019, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris felt team spirit carried us to three points against Leicester on Sunday.
The skipper certainly played his part in the 3-1 win at Wembley, saving Jamie Vardy’s penalty with the score at 1-0 and point-blank from Harvey Barnes shortly after Christian Eriksen had made it 2-0.
Vardy did pull a goal back but Heung-Min Son’s breakaway goal in the last minute secured the final scoreline. Earlier, Davinson Sanchez headed home his first Spurs goal to give us the lead in the first half. Leicester were always in the game but we pulled through again for our fourth win on the trot in the Premier League.
“It’s a big win,” said Hugo, who has now reached 280 appearances for us in all competitions. “Leicester put in a great performance, it was tough and without spirit and personality it’s difficult to get the three points.
“Again, we showed spirit, we showed character. We didn’t have a great performance, to be honest, but in terms of spirit it’s fantastic because that has helped us in this difficult period to keep getting three points. It’s good because we’re in a good position in the table.”
You felt the key moment was Hugo’s penalty save just before the hour mark. Leicester had started the second half well and Vardy came off the bench to take the spot-kick with his first touch. Hugo guessed correctly and turned the ball away low to his right.
“It’s part of the game and I’m very pleased to help the team,” he reflected. “I’ve been waiting for a while for a penalty save and it’s happened. I’m very happy with that and we need to carry on because there are big games ahead of us.”