Hugo Lloris believes Tottenham should be focusing on finishing in the top four rather than thinking about the title.
The Spurs goalkeeper was speaking to reporters after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal when he suggested catching league leaders Manchester City isn’t the current priority.
“Before we think about City it’s important to stay in the top four. This is the main target for our team,” said Lloris. (Quotes via FourFourTwo.)
“We heard from outside that Tottenham play for the title, blah, blah, blah. The most important thing is to stay consistent in the league.
“We have been in the top four the last two years and we need to carry on, to settle the club in this position and try to get more experience because the team is still young, then reduce the gap with the best.
“Obviously the future for Tottenham will be bright if we keep the same mentality. It’s our ambition, but step by step.
“It’s true that we wanted to do more against Manchester United and Arsenal. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do that so now it’s important to have a run of victories because we need to keep our place at the top.”
Spurs are now eleven points behind Manchester City. But it’s worth noting Mauricio Pochettino’s side haven’t fully hit their stride until the New Year in each of the last two seasons. Here’s hoping that happens a bit sooner this term.