Hugo Lloris shuts down talk of the media’s Tottenham trophy urgency

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Dom Le Roy

For all the progress Tottenham have made over the last few years under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino, the club is yet to win any silverware.

In fact, the last time Tottenham won a major trophy was over a decade ago when they lifted the League Cup in 2008 beating Chelsea in the final.

With the club investing heavily in the transfer market this summer, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino recently said that the team’s main objective this season is to win trophies (Evening Standard).

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris, on the other hand, is tired of all the talk about winning trophies and wants the team to now do their talking on the pitch.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the World Cup winner said: “We have been talking about trophies now for at least two seasons.

“It is one thing to talk about it – it is another thing to show what we can do.

“It is the ambition of the board, the manager, the coaching staff and the players. So we don’t need to add any more words about this.

“The belief is even stronger than before. But it is one thing to say things to the media, it is another thing to tell the truth inside the changing rooms.

“That is the most important thing — to speak the real truths between ourselves. Then we need to show what we are saying on the pitch.”

Meanwhile, his compatriot Moussa Sissoko insisted that the team deserved to win a trophy for their efforts over recent seasons. The 29-year-old hoped that this would finally be the year when the team is able to get over the line.

Sissoko said to talkSPORT: “I think [for] a few years now the team is doing a great job and we are always close to winning something and it’s always painful to lose near the end.

“I think this club and this team deserves to win something, so hopefully we can do it this year.

“We said it every season now and we’re always missing something, so hopefully this year will be a good one, we’ll have a great season altogether with a lot of success at the end.”

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Pochettino was right when he said last season that winning a domestic cup competition doesn’t count for much in the long run and that the eventual objective is to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League every season.

However, I believe Pochettino will take the FA Cup and League Cup much more seriously this time around as he recognises the need to get that first trophy out of the way in order to reduce the pressure on the team.

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