Tottenham star explains how this Arsenal player once embarrassed him

Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud play for the France national team.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has revealed to The Daily Mail how Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud embarrassed him in 2014.

Back in February 2014, Giroud claimed that Lloris wanted to leave Tottenham and move to North London rivals Arsenal.

"Have I asked him (Lloris) to join Arsenal?” Sky Sports quoted the Arsenal striker as saying in February 2014. “Yes, I have with Lolo (Laurent Koscielny). He would have liked to, he would quite like to. You will have to ask him the question.”

Lloris has revealed that he found the comments made by his France international teammate embarrassing.

“It was very embarrassing,” the Frenchman goalkeeper told The Daily Mail when asked about those comments from Giroud. “Maybe he didn’t realise how big the impact would be.

“A little sentence now in football can have a big impact. I don’t really care what people think outside because I’m here every day. I’m very close to the chairman and the gaffer.”

Lloris has been on the books of Tottenham since 2012 and has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.

The 29-year-old is arguably the only world-class player in the current Spurs squad and has been in superb form so far this season.

The Frenchman has kept nine clean sheets in 27 Premier League appearances for Spurs so far this campaign.

Lloris has made 1.85 saves per game and 2.63 saves per goal on average for the North London outfit.

Meanwhile, Giroud has scored 12 goals and created 25 chances in 28 league matches for Arsenal so far this season.

Tottenham and Arsenal will face each other at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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