Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has claimed that results take priority over performances at this stage of the season.
While Spurs continue to play inconsistently under Jose Mourinho, the North London outfit have put together a seven-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.
The latest of those results was a dramatic 3-2 victory at Aston Villa, and Lloris was delighted that the club continued to build momentum in their search for a top-four place in the Premier League.
The Frenchman is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying: "Especially at this period of the season, only the points matter. We had a difficult game. We have to give a lot of credit to Villa but we never gave up. We expected a tough game, it was a big battle played in difficult conditions with a lot of wind.
"There are a lot of positive things, we still need to correct the negative ones but we have to be happy with the result. We could have managed the ball better, especially in the first half. We gave too much possession away but away from home it's never easy."
Spurs are next in action when they host RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday night.