Tottenham media round-up: Lloris to stay put, Hodgson on Kane 'burnout'

Hugo Lloris

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has said that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not be sold in the summer following speculation earlier on in the week suggesting that he may want to leave White Hart Lane, the London Evening Standard reports.

Lloris is expected to return to the Spurs side for Saturday lunchtime's trip to Southampton in the Premier League after missing four weeks with an knee injury, and though the chances of playing Champions League football next season are looking slim, Pochettino wants his side to at least push for the top four between now and the end of the season.

He said: “Nothing is true. Nothing has changed the situation. He is happy here and wants to reach the Champions League with Tottenham, that is his dream.

“This season, realistically, it is very difficult to reach the top four. We need to try - we have five games ahead but at the same time I don't want to lie. It is not easy to reach the top four, realistically.”

Spurs are currently seven points adrift of the top four with just five games remaining and would have to win all of those games to stand any chance of qualifying for next season's competition, and hope for teams ahead of them to slip up.

Elsewhere, England manager Roy Hodgson thinks Harry Kane will be part of the Three Lions side that plays in the under-21 European Championship in the Czech Republic this summer.

A lot has been debated about whether Kane should take part and whether he would suffer from burnout following an incredible season that has seen him nominated for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards, and could see him top the Premier League goalscoring charts.

Hodgson is quoted in the London Evening Standard as saying: “I am not concerned about that [burnout] at all. I think Harry, and the other players who are picked for the Under-21s, are going to be raring to go in the Czech Republic and I do not think burnout will ever feature in their minds.”

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