Hugo Lloris's European promise to Tottenham fans

Hugo Lloris

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper has been discussing the Europa League.

Hugo Lloris has promised Tottenham fans the north London side will advance as far as they can in Europe this season, according to the club's official website.

Lloris and co face Fiorentina at White Hart Lane tonight in the last 32 of the Europa League - and the goalkeeper insists Mauricio Pochettino's men will advance as far as possible in the competition.

Naturally, the shot stopper's claim sounds like a generic soundbite affording the Europa League the respect it often doesn't actually get.

But there is substance to Lloris's message as observers only need to look at Tottenham's Capital one Cup campaign to see they mean business in knockout competitions.

The Frenchman admits the Premier League is Spurs' priority but feels the 'bonus' of European competition is exciting enough for Tottenham to try and go as far as possible. A Champions League place for the tournament's winner no doubt plays a part, as well...

“It’s exciting because you can play some of the best teams in Europe. We know the league is our bread and butter but a European run is a bonus and exciting to play in," the 28-year-old goalkeeper said.

“We will try to go through and to go as far as possible.”

Tonight's first leg against Fiorentina is the first of many important games coming up for Spurs, with the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea on the horizon, while West Ham visit the Lane in the league this Sunday afternoon.

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