Lloris: Tottenham must beat Newcastle after draws

Date published: Sunday 6th December 2015 3:20

Hugo Lloris: Leads out Tottenham at West Brom on Saturday

Hugo Lloris: Leads out Tottenham at West Brom on Saturday

Hugo Lloris has stressed the importance of a win against Newcastle United next weekend after back-to-back draws for top-four chasing Tottenham.

Spurs drew 1-1 at West Brom on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to 14 games and set a new club record in the Premier League.

They have not lost since the opening day against Manchester United but are yet to crack the top four this season having drawn eight games during their streak.

Dele Alli’s opener was cancelled out by James McClean and, with Spurs fifth, Lloris knows victory over Newcastle next weekend is vital.

“To get benefit of this game and the last game (a 0-0 draw with Chelsea) we need to get three points against Newcastle,” said the goalkeeper, with Spurs also hosting Monaco in the Europa League on Thursday.

“It was a tough game in really bad conditions. Sometimes you need to keep fighting during the game and try to do your best to not lose. The spirit is still great. Probably that kind of game in the past we could have lost it. Everyone is ready to do their best for the team.”

Lloris pulled off a stunning stop to deny Jonas Olsson a second-half winner, but the France international played down his impact.

“It’s more about decisions. I took the decision to stay on my line and I touched it and put It over my bar. It’s always a good feeling when you can help the team get points,” he told Spurs TV.

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