Saturday 29 October 2016

Lloris demands better

Published 17/09/2015 | 02:30

Hugo Lloris (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Hugo Lloris (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Hugo Lloris remains committed to Tottenham but insists they must do better in Europe this season.

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The 28-year-old goalkeeper has been handed the captain's armband at White Hart Lane after a summer when he was constantly linked with a move away from the club.

Spurs remain in the Europa League, having failed to break into the Premier League's top four last season, and start their Group J campaign with the visit of Azerbaijan champions Qarabag.

And, even though Lloris is not desperate for Champions League football, the France international wants to see more from the team in continental competition this year.

"European competition is always important," he said. "I expect more from Tottenham and I expect more from me as well. We need to go as far as possible in the competition.

"We know it is a trophy to get and you play only to win. There is also a possibility to get to the Champions League if you win it."

Ryan Mason will be absent, having suffered a knee injury scoring the winning goal in Spurs' first league victory of the season at Sunderland on Sunday.

He is joined on the sidelines by Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele, but Mauricio Pochettino is likely to name a strong team.

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