The Frenchman has been commenting on how things have changed in his time at White Hart Lane.
The form of Spurs this season has largely been credited, and rightly so, to the management of Mauricio Pochettino – who has moulded his young group into a fantastic unit over the course of two seasons.
Spurs now have arguably their best performing team in the Premier League era, even more so than the Harry Redknapp era side.
Speaking to Sky Sports this weekend Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris made a very interesting comment regarding the players that played in that team. He said that Spurs fans used to live in the past regarding their former players and that now they look to the future:
“I remember in my first few years with Tottenham I used to speak with people working in the club or the fans. They used to live in the past. Through some great players like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, (Dimitar) Berbatov, Robbie Keane.
“Now if you compare they are talking about now and the future. That’s happened because now I think we can show identity on the pitch. We have a proper style.
“But the credit is for the gaffer. Of course we are on the pitch, we are doing well. But I think the gaffer and his staff try to put us in the best way and the best condition every day.”
Lloris is right and the credit must go to Pochettino and the emerging stars at Spurs. Tottenham fans enjoyed revelling in the past so much because of the exciting brand of football that was played with those big names under Redknapp.
After the functional play of Andre Villas-Boas those times were heralded and Pochettino has tapped into it, but with a new group of exciting players.
In years to come Tottenham fans will revel in the history of this team – but Lloris hopes that can be their present for many years down the line.