Danny Rose has thanked his Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris for saving the penalty and bailing him out of trouble.
“It did hit my arm and I didn’t think my arm was outside my body,” the left-back said. “But the referee said it was and if VAR wasn’t there, I would have got away with it. But he’s given it and luckily Hugo got me out of trouble. Even though it was after 13 minutes, it was a game-changing save. I’m not sure I can complain. I haven’t seen it again. It did hit my arm but it certainly wasn’t intentional. I’m just grateful Hugo saved it and we kept a massive clean sheet, scored at the end and have something to look forward to next week. It’s unnatural to try to defend a shot with your arms behind your back and I’m not sure that’s something the manager would be promoting.”
“But there’s not much I can do, I have to learn from it. I was lucky Hugo made the save because if they were 1-0 ahead after 13 minutes it would have been a long evening for us.”