Twitter reacts to Hugo Lloris masterclass against Leipzig
If Tottenham have any chance of overturning the deficit, all credits must go to Hugo Lloris.
The Spurs captain was in impeccable form as he withstood a barrage of attacks from RB Leipzig to keep his team in the tie. Julian Nagelsmann’s team got off to a great start and could have easily scored twice in the opening two minutes if not for the goalkeeper.
Timo Werner went close a number of times while Angelino also had his shot turned onto the post. Tottenham could not cope with the Germans’ movement in the early stages and had it not been for the 33-year-old, the tie would have been over in the first 45 minutes.
There was no letting off after the break and Lloris was equal to it. He once again denied Werner and was at the right place to stop Patrik Schick from finishing off a Leipzig counter-attack.
In the end, it took a penalty to beat the Frenchman. To his credit, he dove the right way and could have saved it on another day. It was an inspiring performance by Lloris who has spent a large portion of the season on the sidelines. By keeping the score at 1-0 he has kept the team’s chances alive. The return leg will be played at the Red Bull Arena on 10th March.
Many Spurs fans were similarly impressed by the captain. A number of them took to Twitter to express themselves and we take a look at few of them below.
Twitter reacts to Lloris performance against Leipzig
How hasn’t Leipzig scored yet. Lloris looks to be real sharp today need it Hugo, need it
— RDJR (@RockyDaz) February 19, 2020
The score line is not the true reflexion of what is going on London.
Hugo Lloris has kept Spurs so far in this tie. JN's men has bombarded Spurs defense continuously. Spurs 0-0 Leipzig.
— Uche (@Uche05316875) February 19, 2020
Lucky Spurs. Best player for Spurs has been Hugo Lloris.
Leipzig running the show at White Hart Lane.
— Yinka®️ (@yinkuzjyde) February 19, 2020
Leipzig are playing some fantastic football! A real exciting team. If it wasn’t for Hugo Lloris they could have a better lead easily (0-1) #TOTRBL
— Jacob Ranson (@JacobRanson27) February 19, 2020
Hugo Lloris is having a great game here, it'd be 3/4-0 to Leipzig had it not been for his saves. #TOTRBL
— James Main (@JamesMainJourno) February 19, 2020
— Sosh (@AJshuaibu) February 19, 2020
Hugo Lloris btw just back from injury and pulling that performance off. Should of been 5:0 Leipzig
— Corey Gilchrist (@coreyg01) February 19, 2020
— coysyidcoys (@coysyidcoys) February 19, 2020
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