Hugo Lloris has admitted that his desire to win a trophy at Tottenham Hotspur is burning brighter than ever.
The club captain, who has won the World Cup has been at Tottenham for eight years and is yet to taste the glory of lifting a competitive piece of silverware.
The Frenchman was part of the Spurs teams that lost the League Cup final to Chelsea in 2015 and the Champions League final to Liverpool in 2019.
Lloris admits that he is still honoured to walk into Tottenham’s state of the art Hotspur Way training facility every day and is looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff to try to end the twelve-year wait.
Having racked up an impressive 325 appearances in all competitions, the goalkeeper is now keen to add silverware to the cabinet and believes that Spurs need to start the season in better fashion compared to recent campaigns.
“It’s still a privilege to come into this training centre every day,” he told the club’s official site.
“I’m still running after a trophy but the ambition is still high and it’s always an exciting time in pre-season to be involved with a team with high ambition, and we will do our best with Jose and his staff to come closer and closer to winning a trophy.”
“Look, I’m honest with you, the only way to give credit to these numbers is to win something with this club,” he added
“I’m looking forward to this more than ever.”
“It’s the chance to put last season behind us, to start a new season with fresh minds, fresh bodies,”
“Of course, it’s a short time in pre-season, but we need to adapt. It’s the same scenario for all the teams involved in the Premier League.
“We have to make sure we start well. In the last few seasons, we’ve lost some points in the first few games, and they all count at the end.
“It’s good to be at home, but Everton are difficult opponents, very competitive. They have everything, the players, the quality in the squad and a fantastic manager, one of the best in history. It will be an interesting start, and we will be ready.”
Lloris admits that the players are now more aware of what Mourinho expects of them and how the senior players must step up and be accounted for.
He added: “As I said at the end of last season, that period helped the players who didn’t know the demands of the manager. Now we all understand those demands. Before, we didn’t really have time. There was a transition with the way we used to play before and what the new football the manager is demanding. Now it is all clear, and he adds his winning mentality to this team and the leaders also have to step up. It’s about winning now…”
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