Hugo Lloris has already experienced playing Benfica in Europe, and he is ready to take revenge tonight at White Hart Lane against the Portuguese.
Lloris has played against the Portuguese giant in the 2010-11 group stages of the Champions League when he was playing for Lyon in France. He managed to win the first-leg at home, but suffered of a 4-3 loss away to Benfica.
“Benfica is one of the best teams in Europe and used to playing in the Champions League,” Spurs' goalkeeper told Tottenham official website.
“They are always a tough team to play away and they are used to playing in Europe. Benfica and Porto are the best teams in Portugal and they have a big reputation in European competition.”
The French goalkeeper reached 50 appearances in Europe last month against Dnipro at the Lane.
He added: “I really enjoy European football and hopefully there are many more.
“It means a lot, it’s the best level and I work every day to play in these games because of the intensity, the importance of the result. We all want to go far in this competition.”
Lloris has just conceded three goals in Europe this season. The first one was against Sheriff where Spurs boucned back to win 2-1 at home, and his second was against Anji where they won 4-1 against the Russian.
His third time happened away to Ukraine - where Jan Vertonghen felled Dnipro's striker in the 20-yards box and conceded the only goal on penalty.
The north Londoners came back from one goal deficit to win 3-1 at White Hart Lane the following week, which saw them go through the last 16 Round to play Benfica.
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