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.




  1. Sounds like he’s telling the players to buck their ideas up for next year so hopefully a positive indication that he’ll be here as well

  2. i sympathise with him….

    imagine being one of the best keepers in europe, being persuaded to join a club full of hope, and ambition, and ending up with an inexperienced coach totally out of his depth, and having to play behind a back 4 which contains the 2 worst full backs in the premiership!

  3. Some of the defending has been absolutely shambolic, particularly early in matches. The squad is still very unbalanced. Really we have 2 or 3 quality defenders at most and very little else, no decent cover in any of the positions across the back. So many stupid individual mistakes have cost a realistic chance of CL football next year

  4. What the hell is wrong about Hugo telling his team mates to buck their ideas up? The guy has every right to tell them in no uncertain terms. He is a great keeper, the captain of his national side, he has the authority, maturity and experience. None of our defenders will get into the teams above us on their current form. Kaboul, Vertonghen, Chriches and Dawson have all let the side down with their erratic and lacklustre performances and as for Rose and in particular Kyle mark2 it has been shambolic as both these players are not Premier League standard.
    If Spurs do indeed replace Deadwood, the new manager has to take a long hard look at the defence because it surely needs a major over hall replacing them with players with a “thou shalt not pass” attitude, we don’t score, you don’t score mentality.

  5. Hes telling the truth and he will hopefully stay, if we get a decent cb and lb then the defence will be much better covered and balanced. A left sided player and lamela on the right side and again we will be more balanced with sandro in the centre protecting the back four. Eriksen behind the striker in a no10 role and we will look a completley different team next season. With a new manager and stadium on the way. Coys


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