Hugo Lloris insists ‘winner’ Jose Mourinho gives Tottenham stars belief they CAN win the Premier League as club captain heaps praise on ‘demands’ of Portuguese boss ahead of North London derby
- Hugo Lloris admitted other clubs have challenged for the title more than Spurs
- But the club captain praised the rigorous standards set by boss Jose Mourinho
- World Cup-winning goalkeeper stated Mourinho has the know-how to win titles
- Lloris may be injured for the clash with Arsenal, with Joe Hart set to deputise
Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris says Jose Mourinho provides teams with the necessary know-how – or savoir-faire in French – to win titles.
And Lloris says Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, two Serie A titles in Italy with Inter, two Portuguese titles with Porto and La Liga with Real Madrid, as well as two Champions League trophies, is the added ingredient who will ensure Spurs will be competitive.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has stated manager Jose Mourinho knows how to win titles
Jose Mourinho has won eight league titles across his career, including three with Chelsea
He said: ‘The only thing that can help us is the savoir-faire of Jose Mourinho, with his experience. Of course you need the best from each player in the changing-room but also in the approach of the games, he knows where we go.
‘It’s important to stay focused on every game, on every training session. This is the style of Jose Mourinho, no? His team are used to playing with a very solid block. He always gets the best from his offensive players but at the same time he needs a good organisation, a good team balance.
‘And we try to work all together in the same way. Behind every big team, the main leader is the manager and then the players need to respond to the demands of the manager and the staff and to deliver on the pitch in the best way.
The World Cup-winning goalkeeper and Spurs club captain also praised Mourinho’s demands
The 120-cap France international kept a clean sheet against current league leaders Chelsea
‘It’s too early to talk about that [the title] but he’s got the capability to talk about it. He’s a winner. His motivation every day is to win and try to share this approach with his players and try to bring everyone in the same way.
‘Last season was a difficult one. It was like a transition between the Mauricio Pochettino time and the new era with Jose and this season, even if it’s a strange season with a short time to prepare the season.
‘We understand the demands and we just try to go game by game. We have a competitive squad, we have a lot of talented players in the squad and then the only answer is to show it on the field.
But 33-year-old Lloris could be out of the North London derby on Sunday with an injury
Ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could be in line to make his league debut for Spurs
‘Every time we need to show we are a competitive team, we have to do it. Like it was against City, like it was against Chelsea, like it will be in the next game [against Arsenal].
‘It’s true some clubs are more challengers than us – Man City, Liverpool, the clubs that are used to win the Premier League in the last few years. Chelsea, as well.
‘But it doesn’t mean that we don’t have ambition, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have the motivation. Like I said before it’s just too early to talk about that. We just want to enjoy the moment, to carry on, to keep consistency in our performances.’