Hugo: "We need to step up our level away from home now"
Tue 07 July 2020, 19:31|Tottenham Hotspur
As the games continue to come thick and fast, Hugo Lloris pocketed the points gained from Monday night’s win over Everton and declared: “Now we need to win away.”
Michael Keane’s first-half own goal saw us edge a tight game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, making it seven points from a possible nine at home since the resumption of the season.
It followed on from a deflating loss at Sheffield United, though, and captain Hugo wants a better performance when we go to Bournemouth on Thursday evening (6pm kick-off).
“You don’t have a lot of time to enjoy the game because there is another important one on Thursday,” the goalkeeper said after Monday’s triumph. “It’s good because we bounced back as a team and we could not accept that type of performance against Sheffield United. It was important to get back to a winning way. There are so many games in a short time that we must be focussed on our recovery now and be ready for a fight on Thursday.
“We need to show and step up our level away from home. We cannot drop points any more. Even in our situation, it’s up to the other challengers for the European places. There is some frustration, some disappointment with our season, but there are still five games to go and it’s important to finish in the best way and maybe we can then be rewarded by our fight.”
Keane’s own goal against the Toffees came about after Giovani Lo Celso’s attempt struck him and wrong-footed Jordan Pickford, who later saved well from Heung-Min Son.
Hugo added: “We scored a lucky goal to be honest, but that’s part of football. I really liked the investment of all the players. Everyone did a job for the team, we tried to make sure everyone went in the same way and that’s why we got the three points, because everyone was involved in making the runs, making the job. There was a lot of communication on the pitch and that’s very important. It’s something we can build on but obviously, in our situation, we need a run of good results to get the confidence back.”