Hugo Lloris demands Tottenham must learn how to control matches

Spurs eventually clinched a 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt and now know that a win over Sporting Lisbon in two weeks’ time will see them through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

A narrow triumph at Brighton last weekend has put Antonio Conte’s men third after nine Premier League games and as the debate over Tottenham’s style rages on, captain Lloris knows the short-term aim is to make it easy at club football Staying in the mix is ​​paused on 11/13.

He said: “In the end we all want to go to the next round. I’d say it doesn’t matter how we do it, you just want to get the points and be in a good position before the World Cup, in the Premier League and in any competition that we’re involved in.

“We know we have to perform well to reach this level. We’re able to perform well, but we’re still looking for improvements.

“But let’s say that a good position before the World Cup will give you the right feeling in the second half of the season, which will be the most important thing.”

Son Heung-min’s brace, sandwiched between Harry Kane’s 28th-minute penalty, had given Tottenham a 3-1 lead by half-time in the crucial Group D game and taken control of their German opponents.

With Frankfurt reduced to 10 men after the hour – Tuta received a second yellow card – it seemed Spurs were headed to victory and Conte sent off the likes of Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Son.

But the Italian was sweating in the final substitutions after Faride Alidou headed in a late corner before substitute Lloris checked with little effort deep into injury time.

“At some point in the second half we started to try a little less,” emphasized the Spurs captain.

“Of course there were a lot of substitutions, but that’s part of the game and a good opportunity for the players who came on.

“We work so hard every day so you can understand that after a game like this we can be frustrated because we should have managed the game better, but I’m not unhappy.

“I’m happy with the three points, that’s the most important thing and we had a great reaction after conceding. But it’s just that feeling of ups and downs that I don’t like. If you want to be at the top of the team you have to be able to control games like this better.

“There are so many games in this period. When we have the ability to control games the way we should have, you can save a lot of energy.

“The way we finished the game, I don’t think we saved any energy, but we got the three points.

“There’s another final against Sporting at home in two weeks and we have to create a special atmosphere. The players in the dressing room but also the fans (have to come) to make sure we get the win we’re securing have to.” Qualification.”

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