Lloris admits knowing about Larsson's talent but couldn't stop him

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson scored against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has told the club's official site that he was not surprised to see Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson score a free-kick against them this weekend. 

Larsson curled in a brilliantly struck set-piece to equalise for his side and Lloris revealed that he knew all about the Swede's ability before the match, but he was still powerless to stop the shot. 

In the end, Spurs were not made to pay for letting Larsson score, as Christian Eriksen's late winner provided them with the three points, but Lloris still wanted his teammates to be sharper. 

“We know Larsson is a free-kick specialist – he scores three or four per season,” Lloris said. 

“It was a great goal but we should have concentrated more before the free-kick was awarded. At 1-1 just before half-time it’s a different game, but the second half was much better from us and we are delighted to win and get a run going.”

Lloris's quotes show his perfectionist attitude, but even he is sure to be happy with the team's form of late. 

The Frenchman was overworked at the start of the campaign but, although he still had a number of saves to make this weekend, the Spurs defence is starting to look a lot tighter now. 

It is a major reason behind their up-turn in form and the Lilywhites will be determined to keep limiting the opposition's chances, as they aim to break into the Champions League spots. 

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