Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
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Pochettino faces defining moment in bid for first trophy at Spurs

Pochettino faces defining moment in bid for first trophy at Spurs

Hugo Lloris saved Tottenham against Leicester, but the captain knows he will not be able to repeat the feat if his side defend the same against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Lloris was able to bail his side out, but the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him.

"But I am happy with our moves and our quality, and we have to find the clinical edge because we need points to benefit our work".

"It is a little disrespectful that not many people are talking about Tottenham as potential Premier League winners, because they are in the title race - and they have shown they are not going away", he told the BBC. "Without that, we could not win this game".

We won the game thanks to our spirit and character.

"We have a lot of possibilities not just the penalty, to get back in the game and score first".

"Dortmund play fantastic football with fantastic players and I'm not surprised they're top of the league in Germany", said Lloris to reporters. It's going to be very, very hard.

Schmeichel was mainly unimpressed by Tottenham's creativity during the game in comparison to Leicester City, with Spurs registering only 12 shots to the Foxes' 20.

They won 3-1 on Sunday against Leicester city but delivered a bad performance.

To beat this Dortmund team, they will need to raise their level compared to recent wins and as Lloris points out they need the fans too.

"In terms of performance, we have to do better if we want to dream of big achievements. Come on, we're one of the nicest teams on the pitch".

After James Madison was fouled the Leicester front-man took the kick, despite having only just been introduced from the bench, which raised more than a few eyebrows among the visiting fanbase. "At the same time, he's a great player so it's not a problem for him". He usually shoots strong and he can go everywhere [in the goal].

"It was the same feeling against (Manchester) United, we wasted a lot of chances". You need intuition and a bit of luck [to save it]'.

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