Hugo Lloris: My situation at Tottenham is difficult to accept

Hugo Lloris admits he finds his situation at Tottenham "difficult" after finding himself behind Brad Freidel in Spurs pecking order

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris moved to Tottenham Hotspur in August Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris admits he is finding it difficult to settle into life at Tottenham Hotspur after being left behind Brad Friedel in the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

The 25-year-old France goalkeeper has started just one Premier League game for Spurs this season, with his four other appearances coming in the Europa League.

Andre Villas-Boas appears to have selected veteran Friedel as his first-choice between the posts this season, much to Lloris’ dismay.

Lloris, who is widely regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in world football, sealed a €10m move to Spurs from Lyon on transfer deadline day and admits his situation in north London has been difficult to accept.

“Right now, we take what there is to take. Is it hard? Yes, a little,” Lloris told L’Equipe. “I’m training, I do the maximum, and the coach has made his choice.

“This is difficult, and it’s also difficult to accept, but such questions must also be asked to the coach. I just stay professional. When you’re a competitor, you want to be on the pitch.”

Tottenham travel to north London rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

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