Stan Collymore comments on status of Tottenham's Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

Former England forward Stan Collymore suggested that Hugo Lloris is the only comparable thing for Tottenham Hotspur in relation to Chelsea.

Former Aston Villa and Liverpool forward Stan Collymore revealed in a live Periscope TV session what he feels is the only similarity between Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League champions Chelsea.

Collymore suggested that Tottenham’s saving grace was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, arguably as good as Chelsea’s Belgian shot stopper Thibaut Courtois, with the pair both in great form this season.

“I think they (Tottenham) are miles away from the title – If you look at Chelsea, the only thing that’s comparable is Lloris the goalkeeper,” said Collymore.

The title is not Tottenham’s main aim, qualification for the Champions League is.

For Tottenham to be in a position where they could regularly be competing for the Premier League crown, a number of things would need to arguably happen.

The most obvious is the improvement of the squad. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has his work cut out this summer to get rid of the deadwood and to bring in players who are going to take the club forward.

It may also benefit Tottenham is they miss out on European football, with Liverpool showing last season how close a big club can get with fewer matches and the right combination of world class players.

Hopefully Tottenham can keep Lloris because he is a key figure in what the club are trying to achieve at the moment. If he goes, Tottenham are setback and Pochettino’s job instantly becomes much more difficult.

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