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Lloris not bothered about Spurs performances: Only winning matters

Hugo Lloris insists 'only winning matters' for Tottenham this season.

Spurs have won five and drawn two of their last seven matches, including Sunday's thrilling 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.

The quality of football hasn't been great from Jose Mourinho's side, but Lloris says none of that matters if they get three points.

He said: "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.

"At 2-1 [up] we had a few chances to score. Unfortunately we conceded a goal from a set-piece. At the moment it's just about winning but we need to improve performances.

"Leipzig are a fantastic team, they are doing great and playing for the title in Germany. It will demand a lot of ­concentration and focus."

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