Spurs star reflects on Villa, Sunderland and Reading wins

12:31 02 January 2013

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

EMPICS Sport

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was able to enjoy the festive period of football and it even included his birthday.

What made it better for the Frenchman was that Spurs picked up three wins on the bounce, after beating Reading 3-1 yesterday.

“It was really nice to find out about it. I spent my birthday at Aston Villa, but I was still able to enjoy being with friends and family during this time, while also not letting myself go and staying focused on my games,” the 26-year-old told French media.

“A matchday is still a matchday. We had to stay focused. We absolutely did not want to drop points during the festive period, and it was important to cap it all by winning at home, and in style. It sets us up for the new year, and means we’re in touch to qualify for the Champions League.”

Lloris was even allowed to see in the New Year at home, something he did on French time to have an extra hour’s sleep.

“I appreciate the freedom and the trust of the staff,” said Lloris.

“I understand the risk of being distracted, but we were only off-colour in one game during the Christmas period. The team stayed focused and ambitious.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Friday, July 3, 2015
New West Ham United manger Slaven Bilic walks out to meet the fans before the UEFA Europa League first round qualifying match at Upton Park (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

West Ham were left red-faced on Thursday night as their Europa League victory over FC Lusitans was over-shadowed by claims of a lack of respect from new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal is chased by Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Sky Sports and BT Sport have announced which games have been moved for live coverage in August and September, so get your diaries out.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Arda Turan of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Juventus. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Arda Turan has hit out at claims that he has agreed to join Barcelona this summer.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Etienne Capoue of Spurs is challehned by Stephane Sessegnon of West Brom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Etienne Capoue looks set to leave Tottenham for a move to Watford for £5.7 million and the Hornets are said to want his fellow midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Lukas Podolski of Arsenal (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Lukas Podolski’s agent has confirmed the striker’s decision to move to Galatasaray this summer.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more