Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted that he still has plenty of affection for his former club Nice.
Lloris was born in Nice and joined his hometown club’s academy at the age of ten and went on to shine through the youth levels before making his debut for the club’s first-team when he was still a teenager.
His impressive performances for the club quickly caught Lyon’s attention who proceeded to sign him when he was just 21 years of age.
The Frenchman earned rave reviews during his five years at Lyon and became club captain as well as the skipper of the French national side before Tottenham snapped him up in 2012.
The 33-year-old is now one of the longest-serving players in the Spurs first-team and has been one of the most consistent shot-stoppers in the Premier League during that time, although some mistakes have crept into his game in recent years.
While Lloris admitted that he still looks out for Nice’s results, he insisted that he was still focused on the job in hand with the Champions League finalists.
Speaking to Nice-Matin, he said: “I follow the news of the club (Nice) a lot because I am still attached to it.
“The good performances from Walter Benitez have made a considerable contribution to the success of the club in recent seasons.
“I still have personal goals. For the moment… I am focused on Tottenham.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I think a lot of the criticism that Lloris has got this season has been unfair. He came back from a long-term injury and did really well for a couple of months. He was to blame for a couple of goals we conceded against Leipzig but on the whole, he has saved us a lot of points since his return. I don’t think we should be in a hurry to replace him just yet.
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