Hugo Lloris says Tottenham Hotspur will challenge for years

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The big boys of English football will be back with a vengeance next term, perhaps.

Hugo Lloris has told Sky Sports, via Goal.com, that Tottenham Hotspur fans need not worry about them falling away next season, insisting the team want to be Premier League title challengers "for years" to come.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have been nothing short of superb but it comes in a campaign which has seen Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all below their best, while Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp, look a force to be reckoned with.

Tottenham, without a top-flight league title since 1961, are five points behind Leicester City with four games to go as they look to end that 55-year wait. Whoever wins it, there is a sense that the 2015-16 campaign will also be remembered for how under-par some of England's elite clubs were.

With Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte set to take the reins at City and Chelsea respectively, it will surely be a much stronger division next term and it remains to be seen if Pochettino's boys are the real deal or simply among of the best of a poor bunch.

However, the French goalkeeper and club captain has insisted he has no intention of letting Spurs' excellent campaign this time around become labelled a one-season wonder.

"We can feel we are improving step by step. We are focused on this season but we have to think about next season as well because we want to be consistent challengers for years," Lloris is quoted as saying by Goal.com.

"It's not about one good season, it's about being consistent. To play Champions League football would be a good step for the club, the players and the fans, and in the next few years the new stadium will be coming, so it's all positive for Spurs.

"We are in a good position and situation and it is a great chance for us. So we need to carry on and we will see what happens at the end of the season. Nobody can guess what will happen."

 

Although this Spurs side - who have 12 less points than Chelsea did at the same stage last season - does have something to prove, they certainly have the players needed to prove that point.

 

Tottenham might need to beat West Brom on Monday night in order to stay five points behind leaders Leicester, who host lowly Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

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