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Lloris pleased with Tottenham debut

September 21, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent

Hugo Lloris said his Tottenham debut in the Europa League game against Lazio had been "peaceful", but voiced his frustration that Spurs had failed to win.

Hugo Lloris
PA PhotosHugo Lloris lined up against Lazio

Lloris, 25, kept a clean sheet as Andre Villas-Boas' side were held to a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane, having three goals disallowed.

The France captain, who was kept out of the team by 41-year-old Brad Friedel for the recent 3-1 win over Reading, said: "It was my first match for Tottenham.

"It's good to not concede any goals, but we wanted to win. We deserved to win but there were questionable refereeing decisions. I had a peaceful evening, but it's never easy. I had to stay focused all the time - anything could be dangerous for me.

"That game allowed me to play a little in this adaptation period [to life at Tottenham], to know this stadium and to be with my new team-mates. That was very different to training. On the whole, it was positive."