Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has told the Sunday Times that recent comments he made regarding the team's lack of experienced have been misconstrued.
His quotes from the interview are as follows: "We don’t have the maturity of some teams, like City or Arsenal, you need experience. You can’t buy it. You need to play games, you need to lose, you need to win.
“We are young, we are talented, we are doing well, there is a great spirit in the team and we are working hard, so everything is positive but we need to go step by step. We will see where we are before the last 10 games but at the moment we want to fight and stay as high as possible in the table."
The French stopper has now attempted to clarify his comments after being upset at the headlines generated as a result, with 'Tottenham lack the maturity of their title rivals to win the Premier League, admits Hugo Lloris' being the lead in The Mail, and The Metro going with: Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris believes Arsenal are more likely to win the Premier League than Spurs.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, the 29-year-old feels that Tottenham have a lot going for them, and will continue to take the season in their stride.
He said: “I didn’t say it was a disadvantage. I say that we believe, in football, that everything is possible. But of course [Manchester] City and Arsenal are used to playing for the title, and mainly City are used to winning the title. So we don’t have to complain about it because we are young, we are talented, we are playing well and we are hungry as well.
“But it is too early to speak about [the title]. At the beginning of the season it wasn’t our first priority. We’re enjoying being in this position and our ambition is to finish as high as possible. We will see in the last 10 games whether there’s a possibility of the title or not. But at the moment we don’t think about that, just about the games ahead.”
A common cliché from players is that they are taking the season one game at a time, and with that in mind their league match at home to Leicester City is bigger than most, in which they have the opportunity to move to within just one point of the second placed Foxes.