Conflicting headlines highlight confusion with Lloris

by Matthew Harris on October 11, 2012

If you believe all you read then what are you supposed to think about today’s headlines concerning Tottenham’s French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris? On the one hand, a story is led with the comment that he didn’t come to the Lane to be on the bench while another headline assures us that he has no problem with AVB.

Here’s what Hugo is actually quoted as saying.

“Against Manchester United, I wanted to be on the pitch. Things are clear, I have not signed for Tottenham for this role.”

Some newspapers and website owners might be tempted to leave it at that but here’s what else was said.

“We have to put things into perspective. I just spent a month with Spurs, I arrived during the season with a team in place and I have only missed three games,” Lloris added.

“I think it will happen naturally. I am in the service of the team, I respect everyone, I came to play but I have no guarantee. The coach will make his choice.”

Hugo also went on to confirm that he has no issues with AVB.

“Competition exists everywhere, but relations with Brad Friedel, with goalkeeping coach and manager are good.

“After that, it is not me who manages the communication. I’m back, I’m training and I am happy to play.”

Headlines may tell us one thing but the quotes say Hugo is happy and there have been little in his performances for Spurs so far to suggest that the club has any problem with him.

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