Lloris warns Spurs they must up their game against Dortmund

Rex Christensen
February 13, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino saluted his "fantastic" players after they stayed on the coat-tails of Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race by grinding out a 3-1 victory over Leicester City at Wembley on Sunday, despite the Foxes pushing them to the limit.

Pochettino's side took the lead through Davinson Sanchez's first goal for the club, but they were indebted to Hugo Lloris for saving Jamie Vardy's spot-kick after the interval at Wembley.

"I am a person that always accepts the mistake, but I think it was so unusual the situation today". We didn't find the good finish.

"Sometimes you can win games not playing your best". "They have so many fantastic players and creative players".

"Dortmund play fantastic football with fantastic players and I'm not surprised they're top of the league in Germany", said Lloris to reporters.

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In a freakish turn of events, Vardy came off the bench for Gray and walked straight up to the spot to take the penalty, only for Lloris to dive to his right and push it away to safety. But we defended them well and when, in the 91st minute, Chilwell's cross was whacked clear by Sissoko, it put Son in the clear with just Schmeichel to beat and the striker made no mistake to wrap up the points.

"Against a bigger side we couldn't have won that type of game". It was the same feeling against United with a lot of chances.

Pochettino was obviously talking about Liverpool's last away game vs West Ham where the referee chose to overlook a number of decisions during the game and the Reds even managed to score during the 1-1 draw courtesy of a move which should have been flagged offside. "Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable", Pochettino said. We won the game thanks to our spirit and character.

"I think he's showing his value and of course in the decisive moments like today I think it was so important to help the team achieve the three points. Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch".

Spurs face German league leaders Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, but despite injuries to Harry Kane and Deli Alli the Argentinian is confident his side can get a positive result.

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