Premier League - AVB: Lloris wanted to continue

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas felt he was justified in allowing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to continue after suffering a head injury in his side's goalless draw at Everton.

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Premier League - AVB: Lloris wanted to continue
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Hugo Lloris (AFP)

Lloris required lengthy treatment after colliding with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku during the second half of the Barclays Premier League clash at Goodison Park.

Substitute Brad Friedel looked ready to come on as Lloris was eventually led off the field but the Frenchman appeared to argue for the right to play on.

After further debate, Villas-Boas elected not to make a change and Lloris vindicated his decision by making a good late save from Gerard Deulofeu.

Villas-Boas said: "Hugo still doesn't recall everything about the incident.

"It was a very difficult moment for us and I am happy he is well.

"I made the call to keep him on the pitch because of the signs he was giving.

"He was determined to continue and looked concentrated, driven and focused enough for me not to make the call to replace him.

"The saves he did after the incident proved that right."

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