Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has told the club’s official website that they need to focus on their upcoming games from now on.
The France international made the comments following Spurs’ 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side conceded the first goal of the Premier League game after just 11 minutes when Mesut Ozil scored, but Harry Kane turned on the style in the second half.
The England Under-21 international striker equalised in the 56th minute and found the winner four minutes from time to send the White Hart Lane faithful into delirium.
After the match, Lloris told Tottenham’s official website: “We must remember we are only talking about one game today. There are a lot of games until the end of the season so we need to be focused and calm… Now we have to think about the next game at Liverpool, which is coming really quickly.”
Lloris’s comments are similar to what Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason made after the win.
The 23-year-old told BT Sport: “We've been on a good run, we have a tough game at Liverpool on Tuesday but we go there full of confidence, and hopefully we can get a result there” (click here to read more).
Not getting carried away
Neither Mason nor Lloris is getting carried away with what was truly a brilliant win against North London rivals Arsenal.
And this is something very encouraging.
While Tottenham now have the bragging rights in North London, this victory will lose his significance if at the end of the season they fail to finish in the top four and Arsenal do.
Lloris understands that perfectly, which is perhaps why he is already looking ahead to Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.
It will not be easy for Spurs to win at Anfield, where Liverpool are strong and will be backed by a vociferous crowd.
While it is easy to get carried away with what is one of the results of the season for Spurs, they need to keep their focus on the big picture.
However, the win against Arsenal is certainly going to boost the confidence of the Tottenham players and prepare them better for the clash against Liverpool.