Along with Jan Vertonghen, our French International goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a player who the press feel may leave Tottenham at the end of the campaign. With no Champions League football at White Hart Lane next season, Hugo’s talents will no doubt attract a number of interested parties and his latest comments about the state of his current team will surely fire those stories up once again.
Lloris has accused his fellow players of a lack of character and has claimed that certain team mates have even given up at times.
“I mean, we conceded a lot of bad defeats. This season we had sometimes the feeling that we gave up. We can’t allow this kind of behaviour. We have to show more character,” Hugo said.
“We did it in different games but we have to keep our mentality at the best level because in this league you have to be 100 per cent every time you play.”
After his comments, the Frenchman did at least give an indication that he would be back at the club next season to help put things right.
“I think all the players in the squad have the ambition to play in the Champions League,” he added. “It is the ambition of the club as well.”
Naturally those words have been twisted by some of today’s headlines but overall it is a fairly damning assessment of our 2013-14 campaign.