Hugo Lloris delivers verdict on Tottenham title race with Chelsea after FA Cup loss
By Will Butcher
Hugo Lloris believes “everything is possible” in Tottenham’s Premier League title run-in with leaders Chelsea.
Spurs remain four points behind Antonio Conte’s side at the summit of England’s top tier, with six league games still to play.
In quotes published by talkSPORT, captain Lloris believes Spurs could still lift the Premier League trophy, despite losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
However, the 30-year-old goalkeeper is fully aware that the Blues hold a big advantage over Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
“We know that they have an advantage but we need to believe until the end,” Lloris said.”We knew before that this game can have maybe an impact for the rest of the season.
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“But in football you need to believe because everything is possible and we don’t know what will happen in the next few weeks.
“They are human and that’s the case for us. The only thing that we can do is keep working hard, keep believing and playing the same way that we play in the last few weeks.”
Spurs suffered a 4-2 loss to Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Cup, as goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli were not enough to prevent Conte from edging closer to completing the double.
Tottenham are considered to have a tougher run-in than the London rivals too, with Arsenal and Man United still to play in their last six league outings.
Chelsea only face three top-half sides in their fight to remain at the top – Southampton, Everton and Watford – but the pressure will be on the west London outfit to remain at the top.
Spurs and Lloris are next in action against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night, while Chelsea play host to Claude Puel’s Southampton on Tuesday.
In other Tottenham news, Sam Allardyce has this message for Spurs ahead of their midweek clash against Palace.