‘We need the stadium to push, to help us’: Hugo Lloris urges Tottenham fans to get behind their team ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash amid dwindling attendances at Wembley
- Hugo Lloris has called on Tottenham supporters to rally behind the team
- Spurs host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday
- The captain’s call to arms comes amid slumping attendances at Wembley
- However, over 82,000 attended when Tottenham hosted Barcelona in October
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has called on the club’s supporters to rally behind the team ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League knockout tie against Borussia Dortmund.
The captain’s call to arms comes amid slumping attendances at Wembley. The recent home game against Watford saw less than 30,000 turn up as supporters become disgruntled with the delayed move to the new White Hart Lane Stadium.
The attendance in the 3-1 victory over Leicester was back up beyond 44,000 but over 82,000 attended when Tottenham hosted Barcelona in the Champions League earlier in the season.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has called on the club’s supporters to rally behind the team
Lloris said: ‘We need the stadium to push, to help us. In some days it’s difficult to deal with Wembley but hopefully in this big game we’ll receive this help from the crowd.’
In the Premier League, Tottenham remain within five points of Liverpool and Manchester City after beating Leicester. Lloris made a string of excellent stops including a penalty save when Jamie Vardy took the kick with his first touch as a substitute.
Lloris said: ‘I know him a little more than other players. He usually shoots strong and he can go everywhere [in the goal]. But on his first touch? You need intuition and a bit of luck [to save it].’
The recent home game against Watford saw less than 30,000 turn up to watch at Wembley
Lloris knows Spurs must produce a better display against Dortmund than they did on Sunday
Lloris also warned Spurs must produce a better performance against Dortmund after Leicester had twenty shots on goal.
The Frenchman added: ‘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. The mentality is great in the changing room and we showed that again on a difficult day.’