Lloris kept us inside the game – Pochettino backs captain in spite of errors

Mauricio Pochettino praised Hugo Lloris' performance as Tottenham drew 2-2 at Manchester City, in spite of the pricey errors that handed the hosts a two-goal advantage.

Within the space of 5 minutes, Lloris presented possibilities to both Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bruyne, who steered City into a comfortable lead.
However, Spurs hit back by means of Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min, and Pochettino later claimed that his side must be thankful to their goalkeeper for vital first-half saves from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.
"I assume Lloris kept us within the game within the initial half," he told a post-match news conference. "He was really fantastic within the initial half with 1 or two major saves.
"I do not modify my opinion on him. He's one of several very best goalkeepers and sometimes those factors take place in football.
"That action can happen, nevertheless it was a very very good performance on the pitch."
Tottenham lost Toby Alderweireld to injury at the Etihad Stadium, but Pochettino is hopeful the issue is not a serious a single for the Belgium international.
"I believe [the injury] does not look negative," he added. "We do not know if it was an injury or it was a precaution that he decided to come off the pitch.
"I believe he felt tired and I feel, when we had been talking, it doesn't look negative for Toby."