Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino speaks highly of Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris

Mauricio Pochettino is full of praise for Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 home win against Sunderland in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been singing the praises of Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris to BBC Sport.

Both Eriksen and Lloris were key in Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Sunderland at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this evening.

While the Denmark international playmaker scored the winning goal in the 88th minute, Frenchman Lloris made a crucial save late on.

Pochettino was delighted to see Tottenham return to winning ways and highlighted the importance of Eriksen and Lloris.

"I am happy for the players and for our supporters,” BBC Sport quotes the Argentine as saying. “We played much better than Sunderland, and in the second half, I thought we were better.

“Christian Eriksen is a very good player, and this is a very good victory. Hugo Lloris is one of the best keepers in the world, and he showed that late on.”

Eriksen and Lloris are arguably the two best players in the Tottenham squad, and their importance in the team’s top-four chances cannot be undermined.

The win against Sunderland has lifted Tottenham up to fifth in the Premier League table for the time being, and the fans will hope that the team can now put together a run of positive results.

The North London outfit’s seven-game unbeaten run came to an end last weekend when they lost to Crystal Palace away from home in the Premier League, but they have since won two successive competitive games.

Tottenham’s challenge for a top-four finish is back on.

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