Hugo Lloris praises Tottenham's character

Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 with Southampton at the weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has told the club's official site that his teammates showed their character to come back twice against Southampton at the weekend.

Spurs fell behind twice at St. Mary's, but goals from Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli saw them leave the south coast with a point, which could be crucial for their chances of qualifying for Europe this season.

Tottenham are in the thick of a battle with Southampton and Liverpool to finish in a Europa League qualifying place and Lloris believes that this point could be helpful in their mission. 

“We could have done better in the first half and the first goal put us in a bit of trouble but, after that, we had a good reaction and showed character to come back twice, so that was positive,” he said.

“However, we’re also disappointed because we wanted to win this game.

“Our first mistake opened the game up but after that we ran after them. We got the feeling that if we scored before them we could have won the game but that’s football. At the end, we have to be happy with the draw.”

Lloris was starting against Southampton for the first time since picking up an injury against last month and there was little that he could have done with either of Graziano Pelle's goals for the hosts.

The Italian striker was in fine form and he exposed Tottenham's defensive issues that have plagued their season.

Spurs have been far too porous for a team trying to break into the top-four and they will need to ensure that they tighten up over the summer if they are to meet their aims next campaign.

With Lloris, who is one of the Premier League's finest stoppers, in goal Tottenham have a solid foundation to build around, but bringing defenders in will be crucial to their chances of meeting expectations. 

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