Hugo Lloris: “We showed great personality in difficult moments in the game”

Tottenham showed their true colors in a 2-1 comeback against Marseille to secure their place in the Champions League last 16.

Tottenham’ comeback at Marseille secured a place for the Premier League team in the Champions League last 16.

It was a hard fought game that needed a goal in the 95th minute by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to lead Spurs for a dramatic win at Stade Velodrome, such result means that Tottenham are on top of group D.

Hugo Lloris was named Player of the Match. UEFA’s Technical Observer Panel said: “It was a very solid and clever performance from Lloris. He is a true leader, he controlled scenarios in the game and knows how to get the result needed. He made important saves.”

Lloris made 3 saves, including two from shoots inside his box, and played 19 accurate passes including seven long balls with a total of 37 touches of the ball.

Spurs captain spoke to BT Sport after the game: “We speak in the locker room – we start the second half with much more personality and aggressive. We play a very good second half. It was a tough night and a great battle.”

The French keeper added: “In the first half, OM played without fear of losing. In the second half, they were afraid of losing. We showed great personality in difficult moments in the game.”

Tottenham have now made the knockout rounds in all but one of their six Champions League campaigns (2010-11, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2022-23). 2016-17 was the only season they failed to do so.