Tottenham captain denies idea that his side are fluking their way to wins

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur captain, Hugo Lloris, has denied claims that his team are fluking their way to wins of late as they climb the Premier League table.

Spurs scored a winner late on against Norwich City in the Premier League towards the end of January, with Heung Min Son netting to make it 2-1 on the 79-minute mark.

The Lilywhites were also arguably the lesser side in the match against Man City, with the reigning champions missing a host of chances and Spurs clinically putting their away to win 2-0.

More recently, just before the winter break, Spurs were outplayed by Southampton at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, before scoring twice in ten minutes to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win.

Yesterday, Spurs recorded yet another 3-2 win, putting the winner past Aston Villa in the 93rd-minute via Sonny again.

Despite this run of late goals and results against the run of play, Hugo Lloris denies any claim that it is lucky.

He said (Standard): “I don’t think it’s about luck. If you look at some games earlier in the season, we were very unlucky. We know we can do much better.

“Especially at this period of the season, only the points matter. We had a difficult game. We have to give a lot of credit to Villa, but we never gave up. We expected a tough game, it was a big battle played in difficult conditions with a lot of wind.

“There are a lot of positive things, we still need to correct the negative ones, but we have to be happy with the result. We could have managed the ball better, especially in the first half. We gave too much possession away, but away from home, it’s never easy.

“They are playing for their safety, so we knew they’d start with a lot of energy. We conceded a goal, not in the best moment, but then we stayed strong.”

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