Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has described working with Jose Mourinho on a daily basis as a ‘privilege’ – and admitted that his past experiences means that he’s got plenty to offer.
The 33-year-old, who has missed the majority of Mourinho’s time as Spurs boss after suffering a nasty elbow injury at Brighton in October, seems content with the new regime, despite his strong relationship with ex-Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Lloris had to wait until 22 January against Norwich City to feature for the first time under Mourinho, although he’s struggled massively with his own personal form since coming back into the side at the expense of Paulo Gazzaniga.
The Frenchman did crucially save Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty in the win over Manchester City, but has generally been short of consistency, and was arguably at fault for two of RB Leipzig’s goals in Spurs’ Champions League exit against the German’s earlier last month.
Despite his own form not being up to scratch, the Frenchman is clearly enjoying life under Mourinho.
“He’s great. He’s a character,” the World Cup 2018 winner told French Eurosport. “So of course, through the media, you can have preconceived ideas, but when you get in touch with him on a daily basis, inside a training centre. I think it’s a privilege.
“He’s coached so many great teams, so many great players.
“He’s got a lot of experience and a lot of trophies in his cupboard. When you’re a player, I think it’s a chance to be at his side because there’s so much to learn.”