Lloris then faced the ultimate test as Leicester were awarded a penalty when Jan Vertonghen was adjudged to have brought down Maddison.
Maddison was set to take the penalty, but with Vardy already readying himself to come on, Claude Puel opted to send the striker on for Demarai Gray to take the spot-kick.
While Tottenham are still outsiders to win their first English title since 1961, their ability to stay in contention, despite injuries to key players Harry Kane and Dele Alli suggests they shouldn't be completely written off. The problem is, I told Michael Oliver, the situation of Liverpool in the last minute that should be a penalty, but it was a clear penalty.
Kasper Schmeichel blocked a Danny Rose strike after a good run from the left-back, but Leicester looked the more threatening of the sides in the opening half-hour, with James Maddison twice dragging shots wide from good positions. I think if you want to fight for big things, you need a little bit of luck and it was for our side, but we deserved it.
Pochettino has claimed that, however the season ends for his Spurs players, in his eyes they are heroes. The effort is wonderful. If we win some title, in the history, but if not, in the history too, because against all the circumstances. how we fight and show character is fantastic'.
His effort was poor, easily saved by Hugo Lloris. "I said to him if he felt OK he can take the penalty, but it's not just the penalty that cost us". "He showed it at the World Cup, lifting the trophy, and he showed it in five, six years here".
Jamie Vardy stepped off the bench to take Leicester's penalty against Tottenham - but his first touch did not go as planned.
Three minutes later the game took another twist as we doubled our lead when Oliver Skipp - on his second Premier League start - closed down a clearance, Llorente picked up the loose ball and laid it off for Eriksen, who drilled in right-footed from 20 yards. We have had a lot of opportunities, not just the penalty. We didn't find the good finish. But there are regrets after all these chances.
"I know bookmakers have them as third favourites but, for the points they have racked up, you simply can not take them out of the discussion".
"It was the same feeling against (Manchester) United, we wasted a lot of chances".