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Lloris warns Tottenham improvements are needed for Dortmund clash

Hugo Lloris saved Tottenham against Leicester, but the captain knows he will not be able to repeat the feat if his side defend the same against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. The France international kept out Jamie Vardy’s penalty, which was the striker’s first touch of the game, and made a number of other important stops as Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley. Although the scoreline suggests an easy win for Mauricio Pochettino, Leicester were well in the game and had 20 shots at goal. Hugo Lloris played a key role in Spurs’ win over Leicester on Sunday (John Walton/PA) Lloris was able to bail his side out, but the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him. “Leicester played in a fan...

Seamus Coleman knows Republic need to make improvements

Seamus Coleman has challenged the latest generation of Republic of Ireland internationals to take up the baton from their illustrious predecessors as they attempt to make a splash once again. With the likes of Shay Given, Richard Dunne, John O’Shea, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane having had their time in the green shirt, the Ireland squad has entered a transitional period during which the highs of qualification for Euro 2012 and 2016 and near misses for the 2010 and 2018 World Cup finals have become distant memories. However, as he assessed a calendar year of fixtures which has seen Martin O’Neill’s men win just once in nine attempts following Monday night’s 0-0 Nations League draw in Denmark, skipper Coleman has called upon his team-mates to stand up and be counted. He said: “There’s no sec...

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