Tottenham doing the basics right again, says Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

The goalkeeper was keen to divert attention onto the team performance rather than taking credit for his own display.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has praised the side for doing the basics right once again.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday to secure their second successive Premier League win, having beaten Sunderland by the same scoreline the week before.

Those victories have eased the pressure at White Hart Lane after a winless start to the campaign had led to many to question whether this current squad was good enough and where they needed to improve.

And Lloris has praised the side for pulling together and working as one for the good of the collective cause.

“In football you have to respect the basics and we’re doing that well in the last couple of games,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.

“You always need to be 100 per cent in every match and never have an excess of confidence. It’s always great to get points but you must always be focused on the next game.”

All about the team performance 

The goalkeeper came in for particular praise from a number of areas for yet another fine display in the Spurs goal against Palace.

One moment in particular saw him turn a goal bound Bakary Sako shot onto the post, with it looking certain that the winger would score. Instead, Lloris kept him out and his side scored the eventual winner not long after.

The French keeper was not interested in individual praise, though, instead deflecting it onto another solid team performance.

“I try always to do my best for the team and to help the team win and I’m happy to do that,” he added.

“Yes, it was an important moment, but it’s a team performance and everyone made the game easier because we were all involved, all focused and all concentrated.”

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