HUGO LLORIS insists Tottenham have to perform better than they did against Leicester if they want to beat Borussia Dortmund – on and off the pitch.
The Spurs skipper saved a Jamie Vardy penalty in his side’s 3-1 victory over Leicester yesterday.
And the French keeper believes his team must improve if they want to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Lloris has also called on Tottenham fans to make more noise at Wednesday’s Last 16 first leg tie at Wembley after the atmosphere inside the stadium felt flat for the Foxes.
He said afterwards: “We need to obviously improve the team performance, compared to today, and we need the stadium to push, to help us.
“On some days, like today it’s difficult to deal with Wembley. But hopefully in this big game we’ll receive this help from the crowd.”
Lloris admitted Spurs will have to up their game to get supporters on the edge of their seats after Leicester had TWENTY shots during their Prem visit.
He said: “It was a very difficult game. They’re used to playing good football against the top sides in the league and it was the case again.
“Leicester played in a fantastic way and I think we won the game thanks to our spirit and character. Without that, we could not win this game.
“I think we need to improve the team performance. We won but against a bigger side we couldn’t have won that type of game. It’s up to us.
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“But the most important thing was to get another three points in a difficult period, we kept consistency so it’s a great feeling in the changing room.”
Lloris saved Vardy’s 60th minute penalty after he came off the bench to take it with his first touch.
Asked if was surprised the sub took it, the stopper said: “Yes, because his first touch is a penalty. At the same time, he’s a great player so it’s not a problem for him. It’s part of the game.
“You need a bit of luck and it helped us to keep believing and then we scored the second goal.
“It was a good moment for me and the team because at that moment if we conceded a goal the game would have changed completely.”