Hugo Lloris insists Tottenham learnt from Newcastle thumping

Beth Cruz
August 14, 2017

Tottenham defeated Newcastle on their return to the Premier League with Jonjo Shelvey seeing red for a rough tackle on England worldwide Dele Alli.

"Dele was calm, it was important because if you remember last season we talked about that, how we need to behave, improve and learn". He's so mature now to accept all that happens on the pitch.

The Citizens then padded their lead when Brighton's Lewis Dunk scored an own-goal just five minutes later.

He told Sky Sports: "It's one of those things but he's a great player and I'm sure he's going to be disappointed".

Spurs took full advantage to run out 2-0 winners at St James' Park, Alli scoring the first and playing a key role in Ben Davies' second.

"I've been pulled up for my temper before but today we had to keep our cool". It was hard to move the ball quickly. It was a clear red card. "I was happy with the performance and the win".

"I would also like to say that the tackle from behind from Harry Kane was worse, the rules are the rules, and we paid for that".

Kyle Walker-Peters, the 20-year-old right-back who impressed on his Premier League debut, added: "I found out yesterday in training before we did tactics and shape work". Kane and Eriksen, whose influence on the game was growing, played a set of passes back and forth before the ball came to Alli in the box and he hit it into the ground to see it squirm past Rob Elliot.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez hands Premier League debutantes to two players, as he attempts to make a winning return to the top flight.

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