Lloris won't rule out leaving

Out-of-favour Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hinted he could be open to a move in January to find more first-team opportunities.

Last Updated: 15/11/12 at 11:43 Post Comment

Hugo Lloris: Has hinted he could be open to a January move

Hugo Lloris: Has hinted he could be open to a January move

Lloris has been restricted to just one Premier League appearance since arriving in North London from Lyon in the summer, with manager Andre Villas-Boas preferring Brad Friedel between the sticks.

His outings for Spurs have mostly come in the UEFA Europa League and Carling Cup, with reports suggesting the keeper is growing frustrated with his bit-part role.

While the France international says he has been made to feel welcome at the club, he admits playing regularly is his main priority.

When asked about a possible winter departure or loan move, he told L'Equipe: "I remain a competitor. I want to be on the pitch.

"I feel much at ease at the club, where I have been very, very well received by the players, the fans and people at the club.

"Now you have to ask all those questions (over the No.1 spot) to the coach.

"As I already said, I feel much at ease at the club. Then again, everything is possible."

Frustration

The 25-year-old keeper has so far retained the No.1 spot for France, starting their 2-1 friendly win over Italy on Wednesday night, while he impressed in their World Cup qualifying draw with champions Spain last month.

Manager Didier Deschamps has voiced his concern over Lloris' lack of playing time at club level on more than one occasion, entering a war of words with Villas-Boas over the shot-stopper.

The France boss has spoken out again, telling the Daily Telegraph: "He doesn't play enough at his club and it doesn't sit very well with him.

"His situation is difficult, burdensome, not ideal.

"Returning to the bench after the performance he made with us in Spain is not easy. He cannot be satisfied playing only one game out of two or three."

Deschamps added: "Of course, he would like to play more. He is getting on with it as best he possibly can but obviously he would like to play more."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe back running after untimely knee setback

Jordon Ibe remains hopeful of a return to the Liverpool first team this season after returning to light training at Melwood this week.

'Fine' Akinfeev grateful for support

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has thanked well-wishers for their support after being struck by a lit flare thrown from the crowd against Montenegro on Friday night.

Harry Kane says debut England goal is a 'dream come true'

Harry Kane said his first goal for England was "a dream come true" after he scored 79 seconds into his debut appearance.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company