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Spurs ace hails star man after Lazio masterclass

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Tottenham's Hugo Lloris. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

Friday, November 23, 2012
5:03 PM

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale hailed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after a hard-fought point against Lazio in Rome.

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Spurs needed the French stopper to keep the Italian giants out and claim a point that keeps their qualification hopes alive.

“It was great to be captain, a real honour and good that we worked hard as a team and picked up a well-earned draw,” Bale said.

“We had a couple of chances in the first half but didn’t get that bit of luck we needed.

“Hugo is one of the world’s best and he showed that. He had a great game.

“If you take into consideration Lazio’s quality and the fact they were at home, a draw is a positive result for us and it’s still in our hands to qualify.”

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