Tottenham star vows that he will return to White Hart Lane hungrier than ever after Euro 2016 heartache
By Harvey Byrne
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists that he will return to Tottenham hungrier than ever to taste success after his season with club and country came up agonisingly short.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper suffered on Sunday evening as Portugal won Euro 2016 at the Stade de France weeks after Tottenham’s pursuit of Leicester in the Premier League also yieldied no reward.
The hosts lost 1-0 in extra-time after Portugal substitute Eder scroed from distance to compound further misery on the French shot stopper.
“It was a big and long season and unfortunately without a trophy with Tottenham and France but I can be proud to take part in Tottenham’s season and the French national team’s adventure,” said the France captain to the Express.
“I hope it will give me more hunger for next season.
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“It’s football. You always need to look forward. It’s true that it’s a big frustration and a disappointment but in football, you always need to be positive and keep your chin up, especially when you’ve done your best.”
Lloris joined Tottenham from Lyon in the summer of 2012 for a fee believed to be in the region of £10million, where he has made 168 appearances during his time at the north London club.
The 29-year-old starred in 46 encounters for Tottenham in all competitions last season conceding just 45 goals and keeping 15 clean sheets as he played a vital role in helping Spurs finish in third place.
The former Nice shot-stopper has represented his country in 80 encounters since making his debut in 2008 and he lead his country to the final on Sunday evening, as he captained his national team in every match during the European Championships.
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