Hugo Lloris on whether he may retire if he holds both the World Cup and Champions League trophy

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are now just two days away from the biggest night in the club’s history, as they take to the pitch in their first ever Champions League final.

Spurs face Liverpool on Saturday night at 20:00, with one Premier League club guaranteed to be crowned as Champions of Europe.

Of course, Tottenham and France captain Hugo Lloris is already a champion of the world after leading his country to a World Cup win over Croatia last summer.

If the Frenchman were to see his side beat Liverpool this weekend, he would hold both the biggest trophy in international football and the biggest prize in club football too.

This seems remarkable after the start to the season Lloris had, getting arrested for drink driving early on in the campaign (Guardian), with some calling for him to be dropped as captain (Mirror).

Lloris was asked in a recent interview with Football London if he would be tempted to retire if he held the two biggest trophies in the world.

He responded: “You can say it in a funny way but it would not be the case because you love, too much, football and there is always something better in front of you.

“It’s the biggest trophy, both of them, and this is what you are working for every day. You never know what will be the next opportunity in front of you.

“It was the case after the final of the Euros when we lost, we were so bad because we lost at home in France and at this moment we could not expect that two years later we would win the World Cup.

“Even after the World Cup, I could not expect to be involved in the Champions League final one year later. This is the beauty of football. Sometimes it can be cruel and sometimes it can be the best. It’s just about the balance.

“Both [emotions are deep]. There is one positive and one negative. I just want to know the best one with the club.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Despite being 32-years-old already, it doesn’t sound as if Lloris has any plans to retired as of yet. Instead, it looks like he is still hungry for more trophies, starting with the Champions League. A few months ago I would have said Tottenham should drop him for Gazzaniga, but in recent matches he has cut out the mistakes and improved his form dramatically, earning himself another season in my books.

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