Spurs star Lloris happy to be a role model for the dressing room

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

The Tottenham goalkeeper opened up on the game against AEL Limassol, where he was captain for the night.

French number one Hugo Lloris is used to being someone people look up to, having kept the sticks for his country for several years, the last few also as captain.

With Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul mentioned as possible outgoings from the club in the coming days, it is possible the captaincy is a role the goalkeeper may find himself in at Spurs in the near future too.

The 27-year-old was named skipper against AEL Limassol on Thursday night as his young Spurs side had to battle against the heat and humidity to take the tie back to White Hart Lane with a strong chance of qualifying for the Europa League proper.

Though there were, unsurprisingly, a couple of shaky moments, Tottenham emerged with a win via a strong finish that saw them score twice in the last 16 minutes.

Lloris for one is happy to be a senior figure at the club, and is more than willing to share his experience for the good of the team.

“It’s a mark of confidence from the manager and from my team-mates but maybe it was just the story of the night,” he said. “There are some important senior players in the team and we have to be an example and show our team-mates the right way.

“There are some players with experience like Adebayor, Younes, Jan, Daws and I who are here to provide an example for the rest of the team and make sure the spirit is a good one.”

Discussing the match, the former Lyon man revealed that the players weren't surprised by the competitive nature of the fixture, which saw AEL take the lead early in the first half.

"We knew beforehand to expect a difficult game and that was the case on a difficult pitch,” he added.

“To play against an opponent who played very deep meant we didn’t find any space in the first half and then we conceded the goal. We needed the character and the good attitude to come back and win the game. We did the job which was the important thing today.

“All the players who came on made a difference today, they were important and they helped the team get the result so we have to congratulate them. We showed the good spirit that there is in the team.”

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