Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris admitted Spurs were relieved to earn a 0-0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen after they were forced to cling on in the second-half at the BayArena. The North London club had their inspirational Frenchman to thank for their hard-earned point, after the 29-year-old star produced a series of fine saves against the German outfit.
Mauricio Pochettino's men were the better team in the first half, but were distinctly average in the second period and were ultimately fortunate to earn a draw. Ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez missed a guilt-edge chance from point-blank range, while Lloris also came to the rescue on numerous other occasions.
"We can pleased with a point," the Tottenham goalkeeper explained to BT Sport. "I think we missed chances in the first half and at this level if you don't score it is difficult to win games. Then in the second half the game turned. Leverkusen pressed high and we struggled a bit. I think a draw is a good result for us.
"We did a job defensively together. We were strong in midfield too, they contributed to getting the point. I think we can congratulate everyone. Let's see what will happen in two weeks."
Meanwhile, Lloris said there was a degree of fortune attached to his remarkable save from Hernandez's effort from close range. "You need a bit of luck in that kind of action and this time I saved the goal," the Tottenham captain explained.
"It was a key moment but it was not the only one. We should have scored in the first half and then the game would have been much different."
Tottenham are second in Group E after three games, one point ahead of Leverkusen and one point behind Monaco. Spurs' next Champions League fixture is against Leverkusen at Wembley on 2 November.