Lloris tells Pochettino to stop talking about winning trophies for Spurs… and just do it – The Sun
HUGO LLORIS has told Mauricio Pochettino to stop talking about winning trophies at Spurs — and just get on with trying to do so.
Tottenham boss Poch said it is time he finally led the club to silverware after five potless years at the helm.
But keeper and captain Lloris said: “We have been talking about trophies now for at least two seasons. It is one thing to talk about it — it is another thing to show what we can do.
“It is the ambition of the board, the manager, the coaching staff and the players. So we don’t need to add any more words about this.”
It is one thing to say things to the media, it is another thing to tell the truth
Pochettino’s trophy target came as a shock as he has claimed on many occasions winning silverware was not a barometer of success.
But after four successive top-four Premier League finishes his appetite has been whet by his side’s Champions League Final appearance in June when they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.
Lloris added: “The belief is even stronger than before. But it is one thing to say things to the media, it is another thing to tell the truth inside the changing rooms.
“That is the most important thing — to speak the real truths between ourselves. Then we need to show what we are saying on the pitch.”
Tottenham go to champions Manchester City tomorrow after finishing 27 points and three places below them in last season’s title race.
Both clubs kicked off the new campaign with three points, as Spurs fought back to beat Aston Villa 3-1 at home while City annihilated West Ham 5-0 away.
DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN THE LEVEL
Lloris said: “It is a big, big game. Every big game can be decisive so it is important to be ready. The focus has to be very strong from the start.
“The only thing Saturday’s result will tell us is the truth of that one game.
“But we all know it is the type of game that could make the difference.”
So could a positive result do the same for Tottenham?
Lloris added: “After a season like last one the most difficult thing is to keep the same level.
“So if you can increase it even a bit, there is a chance to create an opportunity such as reaching the final of the Champions League as we did a few months ago.
“But there is no secret about how you get there. It is about work, it is about mentality, it is about personality.”
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