Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has said that Mauricio Pochettino’s brand of football at Tottenham deserves to be rewarded with a trophy.
Tottenham currently sit fourth on the Premier League log and having faced an elimination from the UEFA Champions League already, the only viable option of winning the silverware this season remains the FA Cup. The Lilywhites have been drawn against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the semi-final of the competition, and despite the fixture being in Wembley, Tottenham will be gracing the away dressing room.
The two sides have already met twice this season and have won a game apiece at their respective homes.
What Tottenham will be aiming this season apart from winning the FA Cup, is to end their campaign as high as possible and judging by the look of things, at least a third spot looks quite achievable. As things stand right now, the Lilywhites will be welcoming Chelsea at Wembley soon after the international friendlies and although the Blues already are five points behind them, a victory would put Tottenham ahead of Liverpool in the standings.
A third-place finish would only guarantee a Champions League spot for next season and skipper Hugo Lloris is of the belief that his team deserves a trophy simply because of Mauricio Pochettino’s ‘attractive’ brand of football.
“We want a trophy because I think we deserve a trophy,” Lloris told The Associated Press.
“It’s just because we play so attractive football. I think people enjoy the way we play because we are a very positive team with a lot of energy. The way we play football is a bit risky but we create a lot of chances.”
Tottenham’s last trophy win came way back in 2008 when we defeated Chelsea in the League Cup.
Talking about the FA Cup fixture against Manchester United, the captain said that his team can certainly win the title because all of his teammates have the same ambition.
“We need to step up a level every time that we can and we still have a good opportunity with the cup,” he said.
“We have all the same ambition, just to win something and try to put this club at the highest level in football. I think we are going in the right way. We need to win trophies, obviously, but step by step we will arrive. We have no doubt about that.”
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