'He's having a great season' - Spurs star Harry Kane defends Hugo Lloris after errors

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was determined not to blame Hugo Lloris for the side's defeat to Chelsea last night.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has defender Hugo Lloris after the goalkeeper's errors proved costly against Chelsea last night. 

Lloris was beaten at his near-post by Eden Hazard, before his poor kick set-up the chance with allowed Didier Drogba to add a second in the early stages of the first-half.

Loic Remy put the gloss on the scoreline in the latter stages, with a finish that Lloris could have done little with, but he would still have been frustrated with the standard of his display. 

It was an uncharacteristically poor performance from the French goalkeeper, but Kane stood by the custodian after the match. 

“Hugo’s been great for us this season, there’s no doubt about it," Kane said to the Tottenham Journal. "Obviously he’ll be disappointed but we’re a team and we’re all disappointed.

“We know Hugo’s a top keeper and we just have to move on now and look forward to the weekend.”

Lloris has been a one-man defence for Spurs at times this campaign, but his errors came at the worst time yesterday evening.

Tottenham had made an encouraging start to the fixture, penning Chelsea back in their own-half, but Lloris's mistakes ended their challenge. 

The Blues are ruthlessly efficient this season and their display showed an inexperienced Spurs squad how costly making mistakes against the best can be. 

Spurs's attention now turns to their game this weekend, which comes against Crystal Palace, and Kane is determined to help the team bounce back. 

“The quicker we can get back to winning ways the better," the in-form striker said. "I think we’ve got a chance of doing that at home at the weekend [against Crystal Palace]. That’s what we’re looking to do, and then take that momentum into the games over the Christmas period.”

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