Tottenham fans will not like these comments from Hugo Lloris despite Pochettino's stance
By Amir Mir
Hugo Lloris has all but admitted that Tottenham must now focus on securing second spot as he has given up hope in the Premier League title race.
After Spurs suffered a damaging defeat at West Ham on Friday night, Mauricio Pochettino was adamant that his team was still in the hunt for the title.
Pochettino’s side had just dropped valuable points, which could have seen them close the gap to leaders Chelsea to just one point ahead of their match against Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Instead, two wins from Antonio Conte’s team from their next two matches will see the Stamford Bridge club crowned champions of England.
Despite Pochettino’s stance and refusal to give up, the Tottenham faithful would, therefore, will not like Lloris’ comments.
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“This season is not over yet,” said Lloris, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “We’ve got to secure the second place, that is the most important thing.
“My feeling hasn’t changed after this game. It’s the same as before this game: we must stay focused on ourselves and try to finish the job in the best way. There are three games left and we must try to win all of them and finish second. This would be a success for Tottenham, even though we wanted more.”
Over the course of the season, Lloris has been a key player between the sticks for the north London club.
Lloris’ calmness at back and his ability to play from the back has been one of the reasons why Tottenham have been successful during these past two campaigns.
He has played 40 matches in all competitions for his team this term, securing 17 clean sheets during that period, including 15 clean sheets from his 31 league games.
The White Hart Lane faithful will now be hoping that their title rivals drop points against a side that will be relegated if they fail to pick up a win on Monday night away from home.
In other Tottenham news, Danny Murphy has issued a huge reality check to supporters after their title heartache.