Even with a 3-0 lead going into last night, it was still a nervy affair for the Lilywhites last night. Hugo Lloris will have had the weight of expectation on his shoulders knowing he’d have his work cut out yet the often-mentally-weak shot-stopper stood up and left the travelling supporters wondering where displays like that have been from their captain.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 5 March 2019
At times throughout the shot-stopper’s days as a Spurs player, his mentality has been questioned when things get tough. Now, though, that has to be put to bed. When faced with what can only be described as a relentless bombardment from Lucien Favre’s side Lloris stepped up to the plate to keep his 100th clean sheet in Tottenham colours in a game where no one expected him to stand a chance.
The nerves were jangling from kick-off in the Westfalenstadion last night and it’s easy to see why. Ahead of the game Dortmund were unbeaten at home this season and had only failed to score once on home soil, in a 0-0 draw with Club Brugge, so until Harry Kane gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a crucial away goal the fear of an unlikely comeback refused to subside. In the end Lloris made seven saves as he continually denied Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho on a night the fans won’t forget.
You can see exactly the Lilywhites had to say about Lloris’ display here:
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) 5 March 2019
— ㅤ (@FrankTHFC) March 5, 2019
Hopefully a bit more respect for our captain.
— David Bowe (@DavidBoweEire) March 5, 2019
Man of the match for sure
— Monky (@Monky05734956) March 5, 2019
Honestly, there is an extremely strong argument to say that he is the best in the world!
— Benjamin May (@Benjami07408695) March 6, 2019
He is back on top form again…..quality tonight
— Darrell Hegerty (@darrellh59) March 5, 2019
what a performance
— Sean Cameron (@SeanCam90928718) March 5, 2019
Only for him we would be out.
— Peter Phillips (@pphily) 5 March 2019
The fans have been lauding Lloris as a hero after last night, and rightly so, all they need now is a favourable quarter-final draw and more top draw displays from their skipper.