‘Don’t want to offend anyone’ – Mourinho asked about Hugo Lloris’ future 

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Jose Mourinho has indicated that he expects Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart to both still be at Tottenham next season.

Lloris will enter the final 12 months of his contract with Spurs in the summer and it has been reported that the goalkeeper is unlikely to sign a new contract with the North Londoners.

Reports indicate that a return to France is on the cards for the goalkeeper, with Pairs Saint-Germain and his former club Nice both being mooted as potential destinations for the Tottenham man.

Several names have been put forward as possible replacements for the experienced Spurs number one.

It is not just Lloris whose contract situation is potentially concerning as Hart too will run into the final year of his deal at the end of the season after penning a two-year deal with the club last summer.

Mourinho rubbished speculation about the Tottenham captain, labelling Lloris as ‘the best goalkeeper in the Premier League’ and Hart as ‘the best English goalkeeper’.

When asked about the speculation, the Tottenham boss told Football.London: “You know I don’t want to offend anyone and I hope that people just accept my opinion.

“We have, in my opinion, the best goalkeeper in England and the best English goalkeeper.

“So I am so happy with that that I don’t think about what can happen or not happen. Hugo has a contract, Joe has a contract. I’m so happy with both.

“I’m very, very happy, no problems at all, and Hugo is Hugo, he’s a very good goalkeeper. He’s our number one. 

“It’s hard for me to say that because Joe works so, so hard and deserves more than not playing one single minute in the Premier League until now, but it’s the reality of things. I’m very happy with both of our goalkeepers.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Some might not agree with Mourinho’s take on Lloris being the best goalkeeper in the Premier League in light of some of the mistakes the Frenchman has made in the past two months.

However, the 34-year-old had a fantastic 12 months after returning from his elbow injury and has shown enough this season to suggest that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

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