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Hugo Lloris reiterates his desire to play for a Champions League club

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will continue to work "every day" to fulfil his "personal ambition" of playing in the Champions League.

France international Lloris was one of the stand-out performers for Spurs last season, who rallied to end the campaign in fifth place and so qualify again for the Europa League.

However, with David de Gea appearing set to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid, the 28-year-old Spurs skipper has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford for next season.

Lloris admits with Euro 2016 on the horizon, like any player, he is determined to test himself at the highest level.

In an interview with RMC Sport, Lloris reiterated his desire to get regular Champions League football.

He said: "This is the case for everyone, not because it is the season of the European Championships. It is a goal and a personal ambition.

"The Champions League remains an important competition, where the level is the highest in Europe, so obviously we want to participate and to rub shoulders with the biggest European teams. We work every day for that."

Lloris, however, accepts he can only fulfill his ambitions with Les Bleus if he was number one for his club, something which would be open to interpretation where he to move to Old Trafford.

The Spurs captain added: "Dialogue and choices are important, but the most important thing is to have the ability to play lots of matches in order to put in the best performance possible and continue to be selected for the national team.

"I assume that the choices come naturally, so I am staying calm and seeing how things develop."

 

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Depends on the quote

    June 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I find this quote: “The Champions League remains an important competition, the highest level in Europe, so obviously I want to participate and rub shoulders with the biggest European teams.

    “I work towards that every day.”

    Not a “we” but an “I.” And given the nature of the interview questions, I don’t think he’s talking about a long term effort to get Spurs into the Champions League. I think he is saying that at the individual-player level, the goal is to get into Champions League. For him the quickest road there is via transfer (that gets him there this year, not next). It sounds to me like, “Hey, United, over here…over here, look at ME!!!”

  2. Peter Goggin

    June 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Wow. This site has such a huge anti Spurs bias. Also, no link to the article in question so we can read it ourselves?

    “The Champions League remains an important competition, where the level is the highest in Europe, so obviously we want to participate and to rub shoulders with the biggest European teams. We work every day for that.”

    Granted I have my own pro Spurs bias but I read that article saying that he and his current team will work every day to achieve CL. I don’t see how anything about this quote gives any idea about his “desire to move”. I think its fair to say that this statement could be read multiple ways.

  3. jtm371

    June 10, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Say hello to the next MUFC Keeper. Lot of money but I think he can do the job.

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