Lloris ‘expects’ Spurs starts
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says he is “expecting” to play at
new club Tottenham – but has vowed to be patient and wait for his
Lloris, a transfer deadline day signing from Lyon, was left on
the bench again as Friedel, 41, made his 307th consecutive Premier
League appearance in Spurs’ 3-1 win at Reading on Sunday.
Tottenham boss Villas-Boas had already warned 25-year-old Lloris
that he faced a battle to dislodge the dependable American stopper
and, as expected, Friedel was preferred for the Premier League
clash at the Madejski Stadium.
But the Portuguese may decide to give Lloris his chance in
Thursday’s clash against Europa League opponents Lazio.
“Things were very clear from the start on Sunday,” Lloris told
French newspaper L’Equipe. “I was at Tony Parks (Tottenham’s
goalkeeping coach) and Brad Friedel’s disposal.
“That pitch, that atmosphere, that gives you desire to play.
Moreover we got three points that made us start our season.
“For me, it is a period to manage. Obviously I have desire. I
came here to play.
“I am at the club, I know where I have to go to. I had a talk
with the coach, as he said, and I know everyone at Tottenham wanted
me to come.
“So indeed, I am in an adaptation period, I’ve had very few
training sessions, and there are players that I didn’t know. But I
am expecting time on the pitch.”