Spurs star reflects on Villa, Sunderland and Reading wins

12:31 02 January 2013

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris


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.”

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