Hugo Lloris delighted with the speed of Tottenham Hotspur's improvement

Tottenham Hotspur are genuine title contenders in the Premier League.

Hugo Lloris has told Tottenham Hotspur’s official site that the club’s improvement this season has been unusual.

Spurs have progressed rapidly under Mauricio Pochettino’s leadership, and they appear to be a much stronger side than they were during the 2014/15 campaign.

Tottenham have gone from a team which looked frail at the back, to one which seems to be very resolute and Lloris believes that the vast progression his side have achieved can be attributed to the team spirit which has been created at White Hart Lane.

“We always want to improve and to develop our mentality to become a winning team," he said. "The road is still long but we feel we are improving all together and we are starting to be very hungry for the next few months and next few years.

“The team is young but we are nearly at the level to be ready to compete (for trophies). It’s just a matter of time but, with this mentality and this atmosphere, things are improving quicker than normal.”

Tottenham finished last season in fifth space in the Premier League table, and they look destined to improve on that this time around.

The Lilywhites are currently fourth place in England’s top flight, but they are only five points behind league leaders Leicester City.

Spurs have lost just three times all season, and they are in contention to lift the Premier League title in May.

Tottenham’s next fixture comes against Colchester United in the FA Cup, before they face Norwich City and Watford in Premier League action.

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