It’s been a mixed four months at Spurs for new signing Hugo Lloris but as our French international goalkeeper begins 2013, life is looking a lot more positive. Lloris has been reflecting on those four months and insists that it’s been a fun period in his career.
“I have fun every day,” Hugo said. “I am here to improve and push the limits in a different culture. It is important on a sporting level, but on a human level too. I am still discovering the English stadiums, the perfect pitches and the atmosphere. I have great fun.”
Spurs have averaged around a game every four days over the last month and Lloris has featured in all of our league matches since the 5-2 defeat at the Emirates back in November.
“Mentally you have to make an effort during the festive period. There will be a few days’ rest after the cup matches in January to get back freshness,” the player added.
Hugo may have ended 2012 on a more positive note but there was word of warning from his manager who suggested that the keeper shouldn’t be complacent about his current position as the club’s number one.
“He produced a big performance at Sunderland. He coped with difficult balls going into the box in a proper English fixture,” AVB said with regard to Lloris.
“He’s strong in the air and I think he handled it fantastically well. It was good to see him out there.
“Occasionally we might see a change in goal for the respect Brad deserves and what he has done in the beginning of the season.
“The fact he has extended his contract backs this up.”
For now it’s all positive but Hugo may be one switch away from another raft of media headlines about his future at the club.