TOTTENHAM’S DEFENSE NEEDS MORE STRENGTH – LLORIS

Tottenham Hotspurs goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris believes their victory with clean-sheet over Manchester City on Sunday does not mean the team is very defensive.


Mauricio Pochettino’s men gave Pep Guardiola his first defeat since his arrival at the Etihad Stadium with a shocking 2-0 win at White Hart Lane stadium on Sunday.

They scored two times in the first half through Aleksandar Kolarov’s own goal and another strike by Dele Alli, guaranteeing the victory after the break despite Erik Lamela having a penalty denied from being a goal by City’s new goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo.

Lloris supposes the win showcased Tottenham’s qualities at both ends of the pitch, as they maintained a clean sheet after having the perfect defensive record in the top-flight last season.

“Last season we were already one of the best defenses in the league so I think it’s one of our basics to be strong at the back,” The France international, Lloris was quoted by Sky Sports.

“It doesn’t mean we are a defensive team, we are the opposite. We try to have a lot of risk in our game, trying to play as high up as we can on the pitch, putting pressure, as we did especially in the first half against City.”

He further alleged that the team has the tendencyto play with different options, like as the display was in the second half against City, playing a bit deeper, waiting and counter-attacking. Massive attack, massive fallback.

The veteran goalkeeperurged Spurs’ young players to maintain their aim after the morale-boosting victory. With this victory, they are now two points behind City who are still at the top.

He believes that inasmuch as they can maintain the same morale and spirit, their ambition can be achieved with enough excellence in the team on and off the pitch.