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Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris explained why he is a no-brainer, PSG being linked with Antonio Conte, praising Mauricio Pochettino above all his former Spurs coaches.
Attracting Conte was seen as a major coup for Spurs when he was pulled in to replace Nuno Espirito Santo. The enigmatic Italian has developed a reputation as a series winner and was seen as the perfect man to snatch their decade-long trophy series.
Although there have undoubtedly been ups and downs since the takeover, it is now undoubted that Conte has Spurs heading in the right direction.
In fact, the Spurs have won four of their last five league games to bring themselves back in the battle for fourth place. Their only defeat came against Manchester United on a night when Cristiano Ronaldo rolled the years back with a sublime hat trick.
However, Conte will always be a sought-after man, and the unrest at PSG has led to reports in France linking Conte to potentially succeeding the under-protected Pochettino.
Goals in the international break, France No. 1 Lloris opened up to that speculation. He insisted it would have no effect on Spurs as that type of story is fully understandable given PSG’s ambitions.
“I think all the best coaches are associated with PSG as they are chasing elite status and a Champions League victory,” Lloris told Europe 1.
“And for that, they try to trust the best. So we know the football industry. All these rumors, all these speculations. We are in our bubble and we are doing the best for our club.”
Lloris was asked to rate Spurs’ current season. In his reply, the Frenchman insisted that Conte had Tottenham finally taking tangible steps forward.
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“Yes, I extended my contract a month and a half ago now, in continuity,” the goalkeeper added.
“Things were done pretty quickly with the leaders, with great respect and consideration. Now it has been two and a half years that there are a few ups and downs, a little irregularities in terms of results.
“But since the arrival of Antonio Conte, we have seen real progress.
“We feel a right direction and although we have experienced some difficulties in February, we have the feeling that we are reaching a new level as a team and I think we will be ready for the final sprint, to seek European places. “
Finally, Lloris was asked about his relationship with his former coaches – both internationally and at club level.
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In terms of the six regular Spurs managers he has served under, it was Pochettino that Lloris talked about the most. Espirito Santo was not even named.
“At Tottenham, I had the André Villas-Boas experience. Then a very short experience with Tim Sherwood. And above all, there was this experience with Mauricio Pochettino.
“For me, it goes beyond the framework of football, which is a friendship that has been created.
“Even though we were able to make sense of things, I learned a lot by his side. There have also been José Mourinho and Antonio Conte now. There are many things to learn from them. ”