Hugo Lloris has admitted that he and his teammates are trying to build the right kind of atmosphere inside the Tottenham changing room as the club continue rebuilding their squad.
The World Cup winner is into his tenth season at the club, having captained the side for the majority of that time.
The goalkeeper admitted that he is as motivated as ever to give his best for the team in what will be a fresh start for the club this season.
The 34-year-old told The Daily Mail: “It’s going to be my season No 10 for Spurs, time is already going fast. But it will be with the same ambition, the same motivation.
“Trying to prepare myself — prepare my body, prepare my mind — for a long season and make sure I’m ready to give my best and try to help the team to achieve things we all want to achieve.
“There is a new sporting director [Fabio Paratici] at the club, he is coming with new ideas, with his football vision, his experiences. And then there is also the manager, so it’s a new era at the club.
“And the most important thing today is to rediscover the confidence inside the team after a tough season like the last one, to try to build something strong.”
Lloris has seen many players come and go during his nine years in North London but this summer looks set to be one of the busier ones during that time.
Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil and Pierluigi Gollini have arrived through the door while the likes of Paulo Gazzaniga, Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Juan Foyth, Toby Alderweireld and Joe Hart have departed.
If reports are to be believed, there are more incomings and outgoings are expected before the end of the month.
The Tottenham captian has said that he and his teammates are doing their best to make the new players settle in quickly but admitted that things would be easier when the transfer window shuts.
He said: “At every club there are players who leave, players who come and the most important thing is to keep the right energy inside the changing room, to welcome in the best way the new signings and make sure they feel well.
“And then try to lead the team in the right direction, try to make sure everyone is going in the same direction as a team and, for sure, things will be easier when the transfer market will be closed.”
Spurs Web Opinion
The edge we had over our rivals in our peaks under Pochettino was the togetherness within the squad. There was a sense that was lost a bit over the last couple of years but I am hopeful that Nuno will once again build a positive atmosphere around the place.
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