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Lloris believes Spurs aren't fluky


Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris has dismissed suggestions Tottenham's recent form is a fluke.

Son Heung-min's last-minute goal earned a thrilling 3-2 victory at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

A third straight win saw Jose Mourinho's side climb to fifth - a position which could earn them a Champions League spot after Manchester City's European ban for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Spurs beat City 2-0 earlier this month, with Lloris saving Ilkay Gundogan's penalty and the visitors missing a string of chances, while Son's 50th Premier League goal that saw off Villa came after a defensive error.

"I don't think it's about luck," goalkeeper Lloris told the Evening Standard. "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."