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Hugo Lloris: “We could have lost it when our best player went off, but Lucas Moura was fantastic.”

Speaking to RMC following Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions’ League last night, club captain Hugo Lloris praised Lucas Moura and explained how Spurs had planned for success.

“We knew that if we wanted to counteract sides with as good an attack as Manchester City, we needed intensity and aggression. We had that. There were important moments. We knew to remain solid and to show personality. That worked in our favour.”

“I think that at this level, before thinking about tactics or technique, you need above all to go on the pitch together with the same idea of how the match will be, and to be ready to fight for each ball like it is the last. We applied what the coach wanted. It is his victory. We are only halfway there. There will be a big match to play over there.”

On the penalty:

It was a part of the game and thankfully he didn’t score. That reality allowed us to stay in the match. If he had scored, it would have been a completely different match and scenario.

On Harry Kane’s injury and substitution:

There was no hesitation (to take him off). At that moment we could have completely lost it when our best player went off. But Lucas Moura was fantastic. He had a fantastic mentality.

 

 

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