Tottenham Focus – Lloris shines but lack of creativity a worry for Villas-Boas

In the shadow of violence suffered by some of their fans, Tottenham came away from Rome with a 0-0 draw against Lazio. The hard won point means Spurs only need a draw at home to Panathinaikos in a fortnight to progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

On the basis of this performance a draw against the Greek side is certainly a possibility. Spurs fans have been used to performances of two halves from their team. Arguably the game against Lazio was more a team of two halves: the defence, inspired by Hugo Lloris, outperforming the offence, the supposedly creative, attacking part of the team. Only two teams have stopped Lazio scoring this season – Juventus and Tottenham. Tottenham have done so twice now, though Lazio, through Libor Kozak, missed several chances last night.

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