Tottenham media round-up: Lloris happy at Tottenham, Pochettino offers injury update

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

Much of the news surrounding Spurs surrounds their Europa League campaign, which kicks off on Thursday when they face Qarabag in their opening Group J match at White Hart Lane.

Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has told reporters that midfielder Christian Eriksen will not be available for tomorrow night's game but he is close to fitness, and said that Ryan Mason will also be sidelined along with Mousa Dembele.

Pochettino is quoted in FourFourTwo as saying: "We hope Ryan isn't [out for] too long in his recovery, we need to assess him day by day.

"Bentaleb is out maybe two weeks more. We need to assess him as well, have patience and the same with Mason."

Alongside Pochettino at the press conference was his captain Hugo Lloris, who wants 'more' from the side after their steady start to the season, the Daily Mail reports.

The report also says that the Frenchman has reiterated that he is happy playing for Tottenham after another summer passed with speculation surrounding his future, and he is focused on doing his best to help the side succeed, including in the Europa League - which has been viewed by many as a hindrance to English clubs when it comes to their domestic season.

Nevertheless, it is an opportunity to win a trophy and qualify for the following season's Champions League, something Sevilla are the first beneficiaries of, and something which seems to motivate the Spurs keeper. 

He is quoted as saying: "I expect more from Tottenham and I expect more from me as well. We need to go as far as possible in the competition.

"We know it is a trophy to get and you play only for winning. There is also a possibility to get to the Champions League if you go to the final and win the final. It is so far away that we are focused on the group stage and the target is to finish first.

"I am just focused on the present. I do not talk about my future or my past, I am just focused on the game on Thursday and the Premier League as well. There are a lot of competitions for me to play.

"I am happy to be at Tottenham and be their captain. I have commitments and responsibilities to my team-mates."

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