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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Lloris unhappy with not being number one

Hugo Lloris has only started one Premier Legaue match for Tottenham

Hugo Lloris admits he is struggling to accept the idea that Andre Villas-Boas does not consider him as Tottenham's number one goalkeeper.

Lloris signed from Lyon for £8million on transfer deadline day, but he has only started one Barclays Premier League game so far, with Villas-Boas preferring to use the Frenchman in the Europa League and American Brad Friedel in the Premier League.

"I'm training, I do the maximum, and the coach made his choice," Lloris told L'Equipe after France's 2-1 win over Italy. "It is difficult to accept. It is a little hard. You will have to ask the coach. I just stay professional."

France coach Didier Deschamps has criticised Villas-Boas for not starting Lloris in more matches. Deschamps decided to stick with Lloris as his captain following his appointment after Euro 2012.

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