Hugo Lloris claims Tottenham squad could not wait for pre-season despite recent disappointments

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris before the game

Mauricio Pochettino's men fell short in the Premier League title race and several of the squad failed to deliver for their countries.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris before the gameTottenham's Hugo Lloris before the game

Hugo Lloris has claimed Tottenham's squad could not wait to get back together at the beginning of pre-season despite the disappointment of how last season finished at White Hart Lane as well as how some of the side get on for their countries at Euro 2016, The Scottish Sun reports.

Spurs ended what threatened to be an incredible campaign by going on a run of four games without a win - including a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of already-relegated Newcastle on the final day - to go from being the last team to stand between Leicester and the title to being pipped by bitter rivals Arsenal for second place. 

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

And with Lloris being part of the France team that lost in the European Championship final while several other members of the squad struggled to make an impact at this summer's tournament, they would perhaps be forgiven for returning to their club in a more negative frame of mind. 

However, Lloris has insisted that the team have returned feeling incredibly positive about the new campaign.

"People might have expected us to have come back miserable after how we finished the season and how some of us did in the Euros. But the opposite is true," he said, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

France's Hugo Lloris reactsLloris came away from Euro 2016 with a runners-up medal

"All of us could not wait to get back to Tottenham.

"We said last season how fantastic the spirit and the atmosphere was within the club, and that has not changed. It is still the same."

Dele Alli celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Tottenham

With Mauricio Pochettino's men coming closer than they ever have done to title glory since the start of the Premier League era, it would have hardly been surprising if they were still hurting following last season's events.

But with a very young side, most of the players will feel that they are going to get better individually, but also as a team, and thus, they stand an excellent chance of mounting an even greater challenge for the title. 

And with that belief, there is no question that Pochettino's side can put whatever disappointment has come before completely behind them and make this season a great one for the club. 

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