Tottenham News: Lloris hails top-four achievement

1 year ago

In the latest Tottenham news, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes securing Champions League football is a bigger achievement than winning a trophy.

Spurs guaranteed their place at Europe’s top table for the third successive season thanks to their 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday and Chelsea’s failure to beat Huddersfield on home soil.

Mauricio Pochettino has been the mastermind behind the success although he is still yet to win a trophy during his four years in charge of the north Londoners.

Club captain Lloris is not concerned by a lack of silverware, however, as he believes finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League once again is something to celebrate.

The France international said: “To be in the Champions League three times in a row means a lot; to be above Chelsea and Arsenal, I think we deserve credit.

“Not a lot of people believed at the beginning of the season in Tottenham for the top-four places and I think today means more than a trophy because we showed the club is strong, even if we had some difficult moments.”

Lloris believes this season’s achievement has been particularly impressive as Spurs have had to play all their matches away from home, with Wembley being used while their new stadium is being completed.

He added: “We need to enjoy it because we’ve played 37 games away from home – that’s the feeling, to be honest.

“You can say whatever you want but Tottenham isn’t at its home ground and I think the most exciting thing is that next season we will play Champions League in our new stadium.”

Spurs round off their campaign with a home match against Leicester on Sunday and Coral have them priced at 3/10 to win the match.