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Hugo Lloris has claimed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the best in the world, in an interview with French publication Le Figaro.

The Spurs goalkeeper and captain was asked about his future at Spurs, saying: “I feel very good here, but in football everything is fragile and things can change very quickly.

Lloris, 30, signed a new long-term contract with Tottenham earlier this season, but he has indicated his future depends on his current manager’s situation.

“He [Pochettino] is very important to me. Our relationship extends beyond football. It is a partnership. One day, he will be the best coach in the world. In my eyes, he is already.

“His presence and our relationship are the two most important things to me.”

Lloris went on to speak about his future ambitions and interest from other clubs in Europe: “There are some things in life you cannot refuse. Apart from those, I will not say I lack ambition.

“There are teams who keep making their interest known. These are giant clubs in terms of their history, their legends.

“In 10 or 15 years, these clubs will still be winning things — although that is not the case for all of them.”

Lloris added: “Tottenham are not a club accustomed to winning things all the time, but we are trying to create something here.

“It is not easy coming up against European giants, but it is a great source of motivation.”

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