Lloris impressed with north London derby 'intensity'

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Hugo Lloris says he could "feel the intensity during Tottenham's vital north London derby win over Arsenal yesterday.

The Frenchman wasn't seriously tested during the nervy encounter at White Hart Lane, but had to quick off his line to snuff out Arsenal attacks in both halves to help his side open a seven point gap over their rivals.

Spurs now sit in 3rd place, two points clear of Chelsea after the win which came thanks to two quick-fire first-half goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon.

Per Mertesacker registered for Arsenal early in the second half but Spurs held on to their lead in what was billed as the most important north London derby in recent memory, and speaking to Tottenham's official website, Lloris says he could feel the intensity from the crowd on the pitch.

"It was a great game with great intensity, I could feel that on the pitch," said Lloris, who featured in Tottenham's 5-2 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season.

"It’s an important win. I think we kept control during the game, maybe we had some difficulty the first 20 minutes but we didn’t conceded a lot of opportunities and after the first and second goals, key for us.

"After the Arsenal goal we kept good intentions to the end of the game, but we had a great lucidity and it was a great performance."

The win means Tottenham are now unbeaten in their last 12 games - their best unbeaten run in the Premier League - and are in pole position to land an all-important Champions League spot.

Lloris added: "We're all happy with the three points but the season is not finished, we have to continue in this form". 

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