Lloris: I stayed at Spurs for Pochettino

Date published: Sunday 3rd January 2016 12:51

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says that manager Mauricio Pochettino is the reason for him staying at the club.

Lloris has been continuously linked with a move to both Manchester United and Paris St Germain over the last two years, but has stayed loyal to Spurs.

The France captain puts his decision stay at White Hart Lane down to the arrival and performance of Pochettino.

“I’ve flourished completely here,” he told L’Equipe. “I can even say that since the arrival of Pochettino I found new benchmarks.

“My second season here was complicated, I had kept a certain level of performance but collectively there were too many gaps and it had been against the big teams.

“I had not felt a strong club, but rather an unstable one, with a coaching change in the middle of the season, just the opposite of what I like to see in football. I was actually asking myself questions until Pochettino arrived.

“Even when it was not working yet, he said: ‘Do not worry, we will get there.’ His speech was clear, we suddenly knew where we were going.

“With the quality of the workforce, and work ethic that is in training, there is no reason that we don’t progress.”

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