He humbly plays it down, but Hugo Lloris was the hero last evening at BayArena during the scoreless Champions League match.
Lloris made a string of excellent stops last evening to deny Javier Hernandez and Bayer Leverkusen any form of victory. The Man of the Match goalie played a pivotal role in making sure that Leverkusen didn’t concede, but his finest moment was when he denied Hernandez from close range. The Frenchman spared no thought as he sprung across goal and with incredible cat reflexes, he managed to grab the ball and cling onto it to ensure that it did not cross the line.
He was rightfully named Man of the Match, but he refused to take credit for his heroic efforts.
‘That’s a technology decision. Listen, you need a bit of luck in that kind of action. This time I could save this goal. It’s important. It’s a key moment but it’s not the only one.
‘I prefer to be more positive because I think we did a great job altogether. We should have scored in the first half and the game would have been much different.
‘In two weeks, we will face them again. We need to be ready for this battle.’
Indeed, Spurs should’ve scored in the first half given that they were dominant. They still have a chance to redeem themselves, but they need to up their game if they’re serious about making it to the next round.
In the meantime, TAKE A BOW CAPTAIN!
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Hugo Lloris and the Bleus performed well during their opener against Romania in the Euro 2016 tournament. The French hosts won 2-1 and Lloris pulled off a WONDERFUL save during the match.
Euro 2016 is literally upon us. France is ready to host an unforgettable tournament this summer. Hugo Lloris and the Bleus are ready to defend the crest and to win for the country. Here, France’s #1 go through his final paces during this evening’s training session at the Stade de France.
The Euro 2016 official account is having a chat session with French #1 Hugo Lloris this evening. Get your questions ready, click on the link below and #AskLloris.
“It’s unbelievable. All around the world the fans are behind the team.”
– Hugo Lloris
On Saturday, Spurs won the international friendly against Sydney F.C. with a lone goal from who else? Harry Kane.
This puts a wrap on their post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia. Next up for Lloris: 2 French friendlies.
Hugo Lloris and the Spurs has arrived safely in Australia where they’ll face Sydney FC tomorrow. The team was well received and the Sydney Harbour Bridge even lit up for them, projecting players onto the pillars.
The Capital One Cup is over and they’re out of the Europa League, so what so Spurs need to concentrate on? After the final yesterday, Lloris said:
“Now we will be focused on the Premier League and try to finish as high as possible.”
Watch what he had to say here: