Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has explained to Spurs TV of the importance of having no games in midweek ahead of next weekend’s clash against Arsenal.
North London outfit Tottenham have been playing at weekends and in midweek pretty regularly over the past few weeks.
However, Spurs will have no matches between now and Saturday when they host bitter rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane in the North London derby.
France international Lloris is looking forward to the encounter, and is determined to take advantage of this ‘break’ and pick up all three points against the Gunners.
“We are going to have some rest, which is important for everyone, and after that we will have the time to prepare for the game,” the 28-year-old told Spurs TV.
“Everyone is involved and everyone is working for the team. We hope to get a great result in front of our fans and prove that we are very proud to wear the Spurs jersey.”
Tottenham will also have an 'extra day’s rest', with Arsenal having played on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Saturday.
The next few days will also allow some of the Tottenham players who have been injured in recent weeks to build up their fitness and head into next weekend’s clash in even better shape.
Interestingly, both the North London rivals are in good form, and the match at White Hart Lane promises to be hugely competitive and entertaining.
Spurs have done well in the New Year notwithstanding last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Playing at home will give Tottenham an advantage, especially as the fans are now behind the team and are enjoying the football.