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Tottenham FC keeper Hugo Lloris lauds performance against Liverpool FC.

Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Hugo Lloris was pleased with Spurs' 2-2 draw with Liverpool [GETTY]
Hugo Lloris was pleased with Spurs' 2-2 draw with Liverpool [GETTY]

Hugo Lloris believes Tottenham Hotspur’s preparations during challenging times played a big part in their display against Liverpool FC on Sunday. The Covid outbreak at Spurs earlier this month meant the Lilywhites’ had to close their Training Centre temporarily and matches against Rennes, Brighton, and Leicester all had to be postponed to keep the virus at bay. Although players, who weren’t affected trained as they got ready for their return to action against Liverpool, who were on a six-match winning run. Harry Kane was the man to open the scoring with his first home goal of the season in the 13th minute. Spurs could have doubled the lead minutes later when Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli had their chances but both players were not able to hit the net. Then Diogo Jota equalised for the Reds with a brilliant header just before half-time. In the second half, Andy Robertson put Liverpool ahead, but the Merseyside club didn’t enjoy the lead for long as Son levelled the score, four minutes later when he capitalised on goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s mistake to slide the ball into the net. “A lot of credit to the manager, the coaching staff, and all the players, because we used the time and tried to get the benefit of the time,” France goalkeeper Lloris said as Spurs’ official website quoted.

“It wasn’t easy at all, but we worked hard, we worked well and prepared as well as we could for this game against unbelievable opponents. This team has been fantastic for many years now and I think it’s always a big challenge to face Liverpool. “It probably gave us a big picture of the level and the direction we want to take. A draw against Liverpool, we could be pleased, but no. We are not pleased. We want more, especially when you look at the performance. We are working on that. “We have the ambition to win every game and when that doesn’t happen, of course, we need to analyse the performance, where we can improve individually and collectively, but the most important thing is that you feel all the players give their best, 100 percent. We know the situation in the last two weeks has not been easy at all, because you put a lot of focus and energy into the preparation of games, then the game doesn’t happen and it’s repetition. “But we cannot forget that we can feel lucky to play an amazing game against one of the best teams of the moment, in front of a full crowd, so this is positive. We hope we can keep playing in that way, for football, for all the English fans.

“We also have a thought for players still in quarantine, because that type of game, you want to enjoy together, you don’t want to miss players, but it’s a moment of our lives we need to manage together.”

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